02 March 2012

IMF mission to Iceland, 21 February to 2 March

A mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by mission chief Julie Kozack, concluded a two-week visit to Iceland today. The mission’s purpose was to consult with the Icelandic authorities on economic affairs. The Fund conducts regular consultations with member countries under Article IV of its Articles of Agreement. A report containing the mission’s findings will be issued following discussion by the Fund’s Executive Board. The mission also included Post-Programme Monitoring of Iceland’s Stand-By Arrangement with the IMF, which concluded in August 2011. Meetings were held with the authorities, members of Parliament, the university community, private sector representatives, and labour market representatives. The Fund published the mission’s concluding statement containing the highlights of the past two weeks’ discussions on its website today.

The statement can be found here: http://www.imf.org/external/np/ms/2012/030212.htm

A rough translation into Icelandic can be found here: IMF mission to Iceland, 21 February to 2 March. Statement in Icelandic.