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PRESS RELEASE

World Bank Tunisia Statement

January 24, 2013




TUNIS, January 24, 2013 – Earlier today, Reuters reported that the World Bank had approved a loan for Tunisia for $500 million for 2013. To correct this, the World Bank Country Director for the Maghreb, Simon Gray, issued the following statement:

"The World Bank has discussed possible additional budget support with the Tunisian authorities for 2013 but we are a long way from the approval of any new loan. This will depend on the performance of the government's ongoing program to strengthen the business environment and to promote transparency and good governance." 

Media Contacts
In Washington
Lara Saade
Tel : (202) 473-9887
lsaade@worldbank.org
In Tunis
Donia Jemail
Tel : +216 71 967 197
djemail@worldbank.org

PRESS RELEASE NO:
2013/230/MENA

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