Iranian president, IMF chief meet in New York

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde discussed ways for bolstering Tehran-IMF bilateral relations.

During the meeting on the sidelines of the 68th Annual Session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, President Rouhani and Lagarde focused on the economic policies of the Iranian government and ways to deepen ties with the world financial institution.

The IMF said the possibility of a visit to Iran by one of its delegations will be discussed at upcoming meetings in Washington.

In mid-June, Lagarde praised Iranian Government’s subsidy-cuts plan, and described it as a brave move which should be followed by other countries.

Lagarde made the remarks in a letter sent to Iran’s Executive Manager in the IMF Mohammad Ja’far Mojarrad.

In her letter, she appreciated Iran’s measures in reforming its subsidy system, and called on the other world countries, specially the oil-rich states of the Middle-East, to implement Iran’s model to carry out reforms.

Lagarde expressed the hope that the IMF could cooperate with the Iranian officials in using the country’s experiences in the first phase of implementing the subsidy reforms and the necessary measures for the other phases of the plan.

By Fars News Agency


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