Mali begins discussions with IMF mission

BELGRADE - Serbian Deputy PM and Finance Minister Sinisa Mali on Thursday began discussions with an International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission as part of the first review of Serbia's current standby arrangement with the IMF.

The IMF mission, headed by Donal McGettigan, will be in Belgrade until April 4.

Mali said Serbia's public finances were stable and that Q1 2023 had ended with positive indicators.

He said the Serbian economy had continued to grow despite all challenges and that the public debt was fully under control.

Recapping last year and Q1 2023, Mali said Serbia had registered a record-high FDI inflow and its lowest-ever unemployment rate.

McGettigan commended the efforts of the Serbian government and the Finance Ministry, as well as everything that had been done to maintain the stability of public finances.

Mali and McGettigan...

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