Tunisia. The Prime Minister discusses with the Director of the International Monetary Fund the implementation of the National Reform Program
On Tuesday evening, Tunisian Prime Minister Naglaa Boudin Ramadan spoke with the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva.
Naglaa Boudin Ramadan, on the sidelines of the World Summit of Governments held in Dubai, UAE, reviewed the implementation of the national reform program endorsed by Tunisia.
During the meeting, the executive director of the International Monetary Fund expressed her satisfaction with the progress of reforms in Tunisia.
Kristalina Georgieva confirmed her readiness to work on accelerating the pace in order to reach a final agreement with Tunisia.
Georgieva stressed that they are determined to support Tunisia and its people.
Nice to meet again with the Prime Minister of Tunisia 🇹🇳 Najla Boudin. We discussed IMF support for the economic reform agenda in Tunisia, especially efforts to improve social equity and stimulate private sector-led growth. We remain firmly committed to supporting Tunisia and its people. pic.twitter.com/GVl1DIfEn6
— Kristalina Georgieva (@KGeorgieva) February 14, 2023
The Tunisian Government’s Financial Reform Support Program aims to restore macroeconomic stability in Tunisia and rebalance public finances.
The International Monetary Fund has postponed indefinitely consideration of the original agreement with Tunisia for a $1.9 billion loan.
The foundation’s board of directors was supposed to discuss Tunisia’s request at its next meeting on Monday, December 19, 2022, but the foundation posted an updated meeting agenda on its website that did not include Tunisia’s file.
And according to the official Tunisian News Agency, citing an official source at the time, a new date will be agreed to include an item related to the ratification of the expanded aid fund for Tunisia on the Council’s agenda in the coming days. , following consultations between the two parties to give the Tunisian authorities sufficient time to put the finishing touches on the requirements of the reform agenda that I have presented to the international financial institution.
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