In its relationship with international institutions, Tunisia “acts on the basis of the principle of equals and does not accept instructions”, said Finance Minister Slim Chaker.
“It’s the Tunisian government which has drafted the reforms”, the minister said at a plenary session of the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) held on Tuesday on the reforms demanded by the International Monetary Fund (IMF ).
An MP called on the minister to introduce the reforms demanded by the IMF to Tunisia in granting $ 1.7 billion (2013) and $ 2.8 billion loans in 2016.
“International institutions do not come to Tunisia with key reforms in hand, stressed the minister.”
He added: “it is we who make our programs while seeking the help of international experts to take advantage of international experiences”.
Chaker also indicated that the reform of the banking sector remained incomplete despite the recapitalization of state-owned banks and the publication of the Organic Law of the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT).
He, in the same vein, recalled that the Government is working on the insurance sector reforms and the investment code, in addition to reforming the public service sector.
Chaker said that the above financings aim to ensure the implementation of a new scheme to allow the national economy to create jobs.
Tunisia has managed thanks to his skills to achieve a positive growth rate (1.5%) over the last 5 years.