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Tegeltija: Difficult to reach compromise on arrangement with IMF in a short time

Text: Alma Zukanović, FENA Photo/Harun Muminović

SARAJEVO, April 28 (FENA) - Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina Zoran Tegeltija, commenting on the interpellation discussed today by the House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH, expressed regret that the proposer did not better prepare materials and that the Council of Ministers could not provide answers to the deputies, which would allow for a better and wider debate.
“We prepared the answers, the introductory explanation was completely different and this was reflected in the fact that there was little interest in discussing this topic. It is an attempt in a different way to discuss the confidence of the Council of Ministers, which was voted on a little over a month ago,” he said.
He pointed out that the Fiscal Council of BiH held a session yesterday with the Mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in BiH, which is a continuation of the talks of the spring session between the World Bank and the IMF.
He emphasized that it was stated yesterday that the IMF had prepared a new support program, which will be presented to the public in September, and operational on January 1.
“BiH will be able to count on 300 million euros. But arrangements with the IMF are multi-year,” he pointed out.
Speaking about vaccines, Tegeltija said that vaccines have always been imported in BiH and that is always in the competence of the entities and the Brcko District, because the laws that regulate it are in their competence.
He added that for the first time, the Council of Ministers of BiH was included in it, because it is about multilateral agreements and a global system of vaccine procurement, but that vaccines are procured with entity money for their needs.
“Aware of the difficulties in which they find themselves, we have decided to make savings of six percent of source revenues and direct them to support the entities. For those 40 million KM, it is possible to buy 2,509,000 vaccines. If that is not help, I don't know what else,” Tegeltija pointed out.

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