Updated at 22:16,14-07-2020

Economy Minister: New program with IMF almost ready

Zmicier Lukashuk, Euroradio

The official Minsk has almost agreed on a new program with the International Monetary Fund, Economy Minister Uladzimir Zimouski told journalists on November 19.

Zinouski: "Today we will hold a pre-final meeting with the Prime Minister. I think that we will dot all the i's. We have almost agreed on a program."

Belarus expects to receive from the IMF a loan of $3 billion over three years.

On Monday, the Head of Belarus Aliaksandr Lukashenka met with the Head of the IMF mission to Belarus Peter Dohlman. Lukashenka said that the proposals of the IMF on the program are based on entirely objective economic laws and not one item made him "allergic." On November 18, Deputy Chairman of the National Bank Dzmitry Kalechits said the chances of Belarus for a new loan from the IMF were very high.