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Tunisia: IMF willing to increase its support for economic reconstruction

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) pays special attention to the changes in Tunisia and in the Arab world, said the First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), David Lipton, at his meeting Wednesday in Tunis, with Speaker of the Tunisian National Constituent Assembly (NCA) Mustapha Ben Jaafar.

Mr. Lipton said the IMF wants to strengthen its support for the economic reconstruction of Tunisia and its contribution to alleviating the financial difficulties, improving the business climate and reducing regional disparities in the country, according to a press release of the NCA.

For his part, Mr. Ben Jaafar said that unemployment, regional imbalances and security were the main current concerns of Tunisia.

He added that the country has managed in less than a year to organize free and fair elections and has recorded remarkable progress in drafting the constitution.

The meeting, which was attended by the Governor of the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT), Chedli ayari, also discussed ways to boost Tunisia-IMF cooperation ties to help meet economic challenges and social expectations and, therefore, ensure the success of democratic transition.

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