17th December 2020, Skopje – Minister of Finance, Fatmir Besimi, had a meeting with the Ambassador of France in the country, Cyrille Baumgartner. The Minister informed the Ambassador about the economic plan of the Government to manage the crisis, as well as the key reforms and strategies prepared within the Ministry of Finance, providing for accelerated, sustainable and inclusive growth.

“Strategy for Economic Recovery and Accelerated Growth (SmartER Growth), Fiscal Strategy and 2021-2025 Public Investments Plan, as main strategies on which 2021 Budget is based, are sound basis for intensification of the growth in the coming period, getting the economy back to the pre-crisis trajectory in the second half of 2022 and ensuring accelerated growth dynamics thereafter, expected to reach 5.9% in 2025”, Minister Besimi pointed out.

The Ambassador commended the reforms the Government implements.

The counterparts pointed out their commitments for intensification of the economic cooperation in future, the conclusion of the Agreement by both countries for establishment of the French Development Agency (FDA) being of great importance thereto.

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