But it would be challenging for government to meet its 2009 budget deficit target of seven percent of Gross Domestic Product although it remains within reach, he told a news conference.
He spoke at the end of a 10-day visit by a staff team from IMF headquarters which he headed for talks on the second review of the IMF loan.
Aitken said the IMF board will decide in the first quarter of next year on disbursement of the third tranche of nearly 330 million dollars under the program based on the mission's assessment of government performance.
The IMF said in a statement the government’s economic policies have so far been in line with the programme and that all end-September targets were met.
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