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BCT: Tunisia will need International Community's financing

Published the:  24/02/2011

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February 24, 2011 - TAP - Tunisia's Central Bank Governor (BCT) Mustapha Nabli said, on Wednesday February 23, 2011 in Washington, that the country "will need financing" from the International Community in the coming months to meet its people's aspirations.
"It is probable that our financing needs, in external and budget matters, will be on the rise," Mr. Nabli said in a conference at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
"We will need financing and we strive with the World Bank (WB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other partners, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the European Union and Arab funds. We are expecting a support that will be higher than the average," he underlined.
"The great challenges that we are facing today are social pressures. With the opening of the political system, there is a lot of pressure to try to catch up in matters of wages and employment. And this has generated risks for the economy," BCT Governor said to AFP.
"The important risk, in my opinion, in the coming three, four months, is that production and activity do not return to normal. In that case, we would be confronted with external pressures... and from the budget point of view too," he specified.