23 January 2013

Tunisia: World Bank President in Tunisia to Take Stock of Reforms Undertaken

Tunis — The World Bank (WB) President's visit to Tunisia on January 23-24, testifies to the international institution's will to take stock of the progress of reforms undertaken by Tunisia and which constitute a priority for the transition process, Executive Director representing Tunisia at WB Board of Director Omar Bouguerra said.

During a meeting held Wednesday in Tunis with Investment and International Co-operation Minister Riadh Bettaieb, the official laid emphasis on the need to diversify the bank's interventions as regards reinforcing support to the private sector and to a new generation of enterprises on the basis of efficiency, profitability and guaranteeing access to foreign markets, a communiqué of the ministry reads.

Besides, Mr. Bouguerra pointed out the importance of technical assistance in fields concerned by reforms, such as sectors of finance, banking and procurements, the investment climate and the administrative system's reform.

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