14 November 2012

Tunisia: IMF Pledges to Support Tunisian Economy

Tunis — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has undertaken to support and assist the Tunisian economy, notably in light of the current economic challenges, IMF First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton.

He asserted, on Wednesday at the end of his meeting with Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali, "the Fund's will to support Tunisia in devising an economic road map."

Mr. Lipton explained that his visit to Tunisia was part of IMF's keenness to consolidate financial and economic co-operation relations binding the two sides, a communiqué of the Prime Ministry reads.

Tunisia's Central Bank Governor Chedli Ayari said that the meeting had been an occasion to present the financial and economic situation prevailing in Tunisia, the challenges confronting the country and means to take them up, the same source adds.

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