IMF to Assist Georgia

Interim President Nino Burjanadze met today with head of the IMF Mission to Georgia Jonathan Dunn to discuss further cooperation between the fund and Georgia.

Jonathan Dunn said the IMF will assist Georgia to overcome current economic crisis. “We look forward to working with the interim administration and the next administration. We will do our best to be helpful to Georgia in this period,” he said.

However he did not give any details regarding the steps the IMF might take to assist Georgia. 

On November 25 Burjanadze called for Western economic aid to help the country’s collapsing economy.

Zurab Nogaideli, who was recently named as Interim President’s aide for financial issues, said the IMF is ready to restore its programs in Georgia.

The IMF recently ceased its programs in Georgia due to the country’s failure to meet its commitments before IMF.