Tunisia, French Development Agency ink €200 million financing agreement to support budget

A €200-million financing agreement (nearly 653.3 million dinars) was inked on Saturday in Djerba between Tunisia, represented by Minister of Economy and Planning Samir Saied, and the French Development Agency (AFD), represented by French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna.


This agreement aims to support the budget, in the framework of the implementation of the reform programme.


Saied said that this agreement affirms the willingness of France to continue supporting Tunisia in the implementation of its reform programmes, which will help the country regain its balance, return to growth and initiate a sustainable economic dynamic.


He outlined the main reforms undertaken by the Tunisian government, notably those relating to improving the business climate, liberating entrepreneurship, and improving the management of public projects. He pledged to strengthen cooperation with France in the common interest of both countries.


For her part, the French Minister stressed the solidity of relations between the two countries, underlining the importance of the reform programme put in place by Tunisia, which will help the country gradually overcome the socio-economic difficulties it is going through.


She reiterated the readiness of the French government to provide the necessary support to Tunisia so that it can achieve its economic and social development objectives.


Source: Tap News Agency