Blinken: Tunisia faces the ‘unknown’ if it does not reach an agreement with the IMF

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken on February 20, 2023 [Evrim Aydın/Anadolu Agency]

Washington: US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, warned on Wednesday that Tunisia urgently needs to reach an agreement with the International Monetary Fund, after the European Union expressed concern about the deteriorating political and economic situation in this country. "The most important thing they can do in Tunisia, from an economic point of view, is to reach an agreement with the IMF," Blinken said in response to a question about Tunisia during a hearing of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee. "We strongly encourage them to do so because the economy may be heading into the unknown," he added. Tunisia is struggling under the weight of growing debts and rising prices exacerbated by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It reached […] Source

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