Tunisian economic reforms praised by IMF chief
Mr. Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has hailed the Tunisianeconomy following his recent visit to that country. During his meeting, the IMF chief met President Ben Ali, Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi, Governor Taoufik Baccar, Finance Minister Mohamed Kechiche, and President of the Parliament Fouad Mebazaa.
"Tunisia has achieved much in terms of economic growth and improvement in social conditions as the result of reforms it has undertaken during the last decade," he said following his meetings in Tunis.
"The objective (of the meetings) is to improve the already strong economic record, raise growth, reduce unemployment, and in time place Tunisia at par with lower-tier OECD income levels."