A mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) begins a visit to Angola on 2 July with one of the aims being to present the new head of the economic surveillance mission to Angola with the African Department of the IMF in Washington, France’s Mario de Zamaroczy, according to an official statement.
The new head of the mission is scheduled to have several meetings throughout the week he will be in Luanda to present and extend his knowledge of the major objectives of government programmes and policies.
The mission will update the macroeconomic forecasts that will be the basis for negotiations on the programme agreed with Angola, “and will be supervised by Anne Marie Gulde-Wolf, Deputy Director of the African Department and responsible for overseeing the work of the IMF in Angola.”
Zamaroczy succeeds Brazil’s Ricardo Velloso, who has taken on new responsibilities within the African Department of the IMF.
The Angolan government announced last February that it had requested a programme to support the IMF in the coordination of economic policies, without any associated financing, and the Ministry of Finance clarified at the time that the programme is the Economic Policy Coordination Instrument (PCI). (macauhub)