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Head of the Presidential Office of Ukraine, Andriy Yermak, has declared that in the near future, the Verkhovna Rada would hold a meeting to pass bills required to start a new cooperation program with the International Monetary Fund.

Yermak's statement came during his meeting with U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Ukraine Kristina Kvien, reports the press service of the President's Office.

During the meeting, the parties focused on measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic.  The head of the Presidential Office expressed condolences to the American side over the high human losses related to the coronavirus spread.

The parties also discussed issues of cooperation between Ukraine and the International Monetary Fund.

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"Andriy Yermak said that in the near future, the Verkhovna Rada will hold a meeting, where necessary laws should be adopted to start the implementation of a new cooperation program with the Fund," the report said.

The interlocutors also discussed the results of a recent telephone conversation between President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

"The parties noted the constructive nature of the conversation and coordinated further actions in order to fulfill the agreements reached," the statement said.

Among other things, the head of the Presidential Office informed the American diplomat about the situation in Donbas and the progress in settlement negotiations.

Yermak and Kvien also discussed current issues in the development of Ukrainian-American cooperation in trade, economic, and other fields.