President Klaus Iohannis has met on Friday Poul Thomsen, Director of the IMF’s European Department, the talks being focused on the ‘positive outlook’ of the Romanian economy, and on the need to continue economic reforms, according to the Presidency.
“During the meeting, they discussed the positive outlook of the Romanian economy, but also some developments at European level. Furthermore, the need to continue economic reforms, particularly in terms of corporate governance and quality of the administrative operation were emphasized, in a context of the fiscal and financial predictability,” reads a press release issued by the Presidential Administration.
According to the same source, the meeting was a good opportunity to reaffirm the importance of strengthening the confidence in government policies, in the economic environment and in foreign partners.
Poul Thomsen, the Director of the IMF’s European Department, is paying a visit to Bucharest on Friday, as part of his visits scheduled in the countries of the region. Thomsen is to have talks also with Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos and with the BNR Governor Mugur Isarescu, as well as with other Romanian officials to discuss the economic developments, prospects and policies that will be adopted by Romania.
The announcement was made by IMF resident representative for Romania and Bulgaria, Guillermo Tolosa.
The Danish Poul Thomsen is the Director of IMF’s European Department and was IMF’s chief negotiator in relation with Romania during 1996-1998.