23 January 2013

Tunisia: Marzouki Receives President of World Bank Group

Carthage — President of the World Bank (WB) Group Jim Yong Kim, Wednesday said he believes in the "success" of the democratic transition process in Tunisia despite "some economic and social difficulties."

The WB Chief, who met Wednesday at Carthage Palace Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki, said his visit to Tunisia is meant to show support to the Tunisian experience in democratic transition which, he indicated, "can become a model for all countries of the region."

He was quoted by a Presidency press release as urging all sides to support Tunisia and provide it technical assistance to "ensure the success of its democratic experience."

President Marzouki emphasised the need to draft a consensual constitution that meets the expectations of Tunisia and pave the way for democratic and transparent elections.

The meeting was attended Minister of Investment and International Co-operation Riadh Bettaieb.

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