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WB support to process of transition in Tunisia 

Published the:  04/05/2011

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4, 2011 TAP - "The chief aim of my visit to Tunisia is to listen to the different political and economic players in the country and provide the support of the World Bank (WB) to the transition process," said WB President Robert Zoellick at the end of his meeting Wednesday with Interim Prime Minister Béji Caïd Essebsi.
Mr. Zoellick added that this meeting had allowed to co-ordinate "our roles for the G8 meeting to which Tunisia has been invited." The G8 meeting, it is worth noting, is scheduled for next May 26-27 in Deauville (France).
As regards the economic sector, the WB official expressed the will of this institution to support Tunisia's efforts to cope with the impacts of the Libyan uprising on its economy in this transitional period.
He also reminded that the WB and the African Development Bank had pledged an aid worth 1 billion dollars for Tunisia (500 million USD for each one).
The talk with the PM, he said, had also allowed to discuss the important issue of developing inland regions and the support of the WB to finance projects to be carried out in underprivileged areas.