The debt repayment in Tunisia will reach a record level of more than 9 billion dinars, or (3.24 billion dollars) next year, Finance Minister Ridha Chalghoum said at a press conference on Monday.
The debt service was about 7.9 billion dinars last year.
“The debt service will exceed 9 billion dinars next year, against about 5.1 in 2016,” he said without giving more details.
Tunisia needs around 7 billion dinars of external financing in 2019, a senior official told Reuters last week.
The government aims to reduce its budget deficit to 3.9% next year, compared to 4.9% for 2018.