IMF to discuss with Tunisia plans for fund assistance

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been in contact with Tunisian authorities after a new cabinet was formed last week and more talks are expected soon on the type of aid required by Tunisia, Middle East and Central Asia Department Director Jihad Azour said.

Tunisia faces the risk of a debt restructuring after struggling to bring its high public debt and fiscal deficits onto a sustainable trajectory.

“The IMF is closely monitoring the evolving political situation in Tunisia and IMF staff are engaging with the authorities at a technical level”, IMF senior official told TAP.

“Our team has been in contact with them after the new cabinet was formed Oct. 11…I expect to meet them next week virtually in order to discuss what the plans of the new government are, what are the reform priorities and what are their intentions in terms of relationship with the fund.”


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