Prime Minister of Iceland urges IMF to continue Economic Programme

Iceland's Prime Minister, Johanna SigurdardottirPrime Minister’s Office, Press Release : “I would like to emphasize that the Economic Programme in co-operation with the IMF should continue without interruption, even though a solution to the Icesave matter will be postponed because of the planned national referendum,” the Prime Minister of Iceland, Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir, said today in a letter to the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

In the letter the Prime Minister underlines that the Icelandic Government and the Parliament, the Althingi, have, for their part, concluded all necessary steps for implemening the agreement on Icesave that was negotiated with the Governments of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands in June and revised in October.

“The review of the Economic Programme is of fundamental importance for the recovery of the Icelandic economy. Therefore it is very important that the review takes place as soon as possible, not the least in order to ensure further investment and recovery of the corporate sector as a part of the general recovery which is underway in Iceland,” says the Prime Minister.

Reykjavik, 14 January 2010

Letter send by the Icelandic Prime Minister

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