(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) The Greek Ministry of Finance announced that an International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission will visit Athens on the nineteenth of this month.
A statement by the ministry, said the goal of the mission's visit is to examine the fiscal reform measures achieved so far and to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the imposition and implementation of these measures which were set as a condition for the rescue programme with the European Union and backed by the IMF and the European Central Bank.
The statement added that the IMF team will begin its mission t with talks with representatives of the Greek government and representatives of the European institutions and bodies, and later with the Greek central bank. It is expected to end the mission in mid-March.
The IMF unblocked a 3.2 billion euro payment to Greece on January 16, lagging European Union aid disbursements amid concerns about Greece's lack of progress in structural reforms demanded under the bailout programme.