IMF “satisfied” with progress made in Tunisia

International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission Chief, Bjorn Rother voiced, satisfaction at the progress made in Tunisia and reiterated that his team is determined to further support the reforms launched by the Finance Ministry, during the meeting of the official launch of the IMF review in Tunisia, “the Finance Ministry said in a statement.

Chairing this meeting, Finance Minister Lamia Boujnah Zribi “commended the efforts made by the IMF’s technical assistance team and officials of the Ministry of Finance in matters of tax reform, whose two main areas of focus are tax policy and tax administration”.

The two sides reviewed the priorities to be addressed and the deadline for concluding the work. They include structural benchmarks and the question of the sustainability of public finances with its two components: revenue and expenditure.

“The Minister of Finance said that its technical departments are working hard on several fronts and that several files are almost concluded. She thus gave assurances in the same order of points raised by the IMF delegation. She expressed her commitment to achieve success of this review, taking into account our assets and constraints “, according to the same statement.

The IMF visited Tunisia to continue talks on disbursement of the second and third instalments of the country’s loan.

It is expected that the delegation will present, at the end of May, the results of the review on Tunisia, to the IMF board of directors, the same source said.



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