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Paris requires resumption of talks between Tunis and IMF

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The French International Ministry has referred to as for a resumption of discussions between the Tunisian authorities and the Worldwide Financial Fund (IMF) “with a view to reaching a ultimate settlement.

In mid-October, the Washington establishment reached an settlement with the Tunisian authorities to permit the discharge of a fee of 1.9 billion {dollars} to assist Tunisia face severe financial difficulties.

However the support, which was to be disbursed in instalments beginning in December, has not but been accepted by the IMF Board.

The Ministry of International Affairs has discovered “with concern the postponement of the examination of the file of Tunisia by the IMF board,” mentioned Monday Anne-Claire Legendre, the spokesman for the Quai d’Orsay in an announcement.

In return for the IMF mortgage, the federal government has dedicated to reforms together with a gradual lifting of state subsidies for fundamental merchandise (meals and power) and a restructuring of public corporations which have a monopoly in lots of sectors.

Paris remembers the necessity to interact “at once” the reforms vital for the soundness and prosperity of the nation, reacted Anne-Claire Legendre.

As well as, France has taken “observe of the preliminary outcomes and the low degree of participation” within the first spherical of the Tunisian legislative elections.

The legislative elections had been marked on Saturday by a document abstention (over 90%), a slap within the face for President Kais Saied, whose opposition is asking for his departure.