14 November 2012

Tunisia: IMF Willing to Step Up Support to Tunisia's Economic Reconstruction

Bardo — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) grants special interest to the changes taking place in Tunisia and the Arab world, said IMF First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton when meeting Wednesday in Bardo with National Constituent Assembly (NCA) Speaker Mustapha Ben Jaafar.

Mr. Lipton added that the IMF wished to further step up support to Tunisia's economic reconstruction, and thus contribute to ironing out its financial hardships to develop the business climate and reduce the regional divide in the country, according to a NCA press release.

For his part, Mr. Ben Jaafar said that unemployment, regional disparities and security are Tunisia's main concerns at present.

The meeting, which was attended by Tunisia's Central Bank Governor Chedli Ayari, also offered the opportunity to discuss means to strengthen Tunisia-IMF ties, in such a manner as to help the country take up the economic challenges, meet the people's social expectations and make of the democratic transition a success.

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