Ukraine and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have agreed to adjust their cooperation program for 2012, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov told the press in Belgrade Friday, as part of his working visit to Serbia.

"Leadership of the International Monetary Fund approaches with understanding to solving the problems that Ukraine is facing. And we have agreed that after the completion of negotiations with Russia on gas price and other issues, we will work closely with an IMF mission to update the program of cooperation in 2012," Azarov underscored, UKRINFORM reported.

The prime minister said that the decision was taken after negotiations of Minister of Finance Fedir Yaroshenko, Deputy Premier/Minister of Social Policy Serhiy Tihipko with IMF officials in Washington.

The Cabinet's press office informed that the prime minister held several meetings with a mission of the International Monetary Fund during its stay in Ukraine.

It is also noted that, during the IMF's mission work in Kyiv, meetings with the heads of ministries and departments took place on a daily basis. The mission was intensively assessing Ukraine's implementation of the cooperation program.

Premier Azarov considers the work of the IMF Mission on the evaluation and review of the program of cooperation, as well as consultations, which took place in Kyiv and Washington, as extremely constructive and positive.

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