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Press Release No. 13/39
February 5, 2013
An IMF team headed by Mr. Anoop Singh, Director of the Asia Pacific Department visited Myanmar January 31-February 6, 2013, to discuss intensification of the IMF’s relations with the Government of the Union of Myanmar. Mr. Singh was accompanied by Mr. Matt Davies, the IMF’s mission chief for Myanmar, Ms. Susan Creane, head of the IMF’s Thailand Technical Assistance Office for the Lao P.D.R. and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Mr. Alexander Pitt, Senior Economist and Ms. Keiko Utsunomiya, External Relations Department.
Context: Political reconciliation is gaining traction. The main opposition party, National League for Democracy will contest the April by-elections; many political prisoners have been freed; and several ceasefire agreements with ethnic minorities have been signed.
The economic reform momentum is strong. Growth and inflation are expected to accelerate modestly.
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Ms. Meral Karasulu visited Nay Pyi Taw and Yangon during January 9–25, 2012 for the 2011 Article IV Consultation. The team met with the authorities and other key counterparts to discuss recent economic developments and the outlook for Myanmar. At the conclusion of the mission, Ms. Karasulu issued the following statement today in Nay Pyi Taw:
“We would like to thank the authorities and other counterparts for their close cooperation, open engagement and warm hospitality.
A Commentary by Rodrigo de Rato
International Monetary Fund
Press Release No. 05/01