22 January 2013

Tunisia: World Bank President Expected in Tunis Next January 23-24

Tunis — World Bank President Jim Yong Kim is expected on an official visit in Tunisia next January 23-24.

He will meet on the occasion with several members of the government as well as political and civil society representatives and business and union delegates.

A WB statement released on Tuesday reads that Jim Yong Kim will discuss with them means to improve the support of the World Bank to the current transition in Tunisia, promote more inclusive growth and create more jobs and opportunities.

He will also discuss with Tunisian leaders the importance of implementing reforms that pave the way for economic growth and medium-term-job creation.

The WB President will be accompanied by a delegation including the WB Vice President for Middle East and North Africa, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Vice President for eastern and southern Europe, Central Asia and the MENA region, the country director for the Maghreb, the country manager for Tunisia and the IFC resident representative for Tunisia.

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