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Tunisia: AFD ready to grant new credit lines

A delegation of the French Development Agency (AFD), who is on a visit to Tunisia, expressed the willingness of the lender to grant Tunisia new credit lines related to the areas of vocational training, employment and funding of local communities in administrative and financial management.

At a meeting with Secretary of State to the Minister of Finance Boutheina Ben Yaghlane Wednesday in Tunis, the delegation headed by the Director of AFD’s regional office for the Mediterranean and the Middle East Loison Marie Helene, stated the willingness of the institution to strengthen its cooperation with Tunisia.

The meeting focused on the review of priority financial, economic and technical cooperation projects. They are projects aimed at encouraging investment in innovative sectors, achieving regional balance, job creation and improving social and economic indicators.

The two sides also discussed the need to improve transparency and governance in the management of public finances through the rational management of administrative activities that will develop a new culture based on efficiency.

Ben Yaghlane reviewed the outlines of the economic and financial policy of Tunisia which aims to strengthen the competitiveness of the national economy, improve the business climate and increase public investment and creation of new jobs besides assistance to social classes with limited income.


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