World Bank makes a compliment to Tymoshenko
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala met with PM and Finance Minister
Managing Director of the World Bank, Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala positively assessed the work of the Ukrainian government. She claimed this at a meeting with PM of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko in Kyiv today.
According to an UNIAN correspondent, she congratulated the Ukrainian Prime Minister on her successful work and wished her success in further activities.
Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala noted that the fiscal policy in Ukraine is conducted at a proper level.
Commenting on her meeting with Ukraine’s Finance Minister Victor Pinzenyk, she noted the deficit of the state budget-2008 at the level of 1.5% could be a good result. However, in her opinion, 2% deficit is also not a bad variant.
In her turn, Yulia Tymoshenko stressed that the government has been working for 3.5 months already, and has been applying maximum forces to combat inflation, inherited from the previous government.
As UNIAN reported earlier, the main aim of Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s visit in Ukraine is to get acquainted with the country’s achievements over the last years, along with discussing the further broadening of cooperation between the World Bank and Ukraine.