Speaking to Tunisie Numérique, economist Ezzeddine Saïdane said discussions with the IMF began in April 2021 at the request of the former pfimd minixtdf . The latter requested a loan of 4 billion dollars and dispatched a delegation made up of the former Minister of Finance and the Governor of the Central Bank of Tunisia to Washington to finalize this accord, adds our speaker. Saïdane clarified that the reform project, as well as the request presented to the IMF, have been put aside.
“prime minister Nejla Bouden, following this, asked to be given the same credit. Furthermore, the budget law was drafted based on the strong opportunity of concluding an agreement with the IMF. At first, it was scheduled for the month of March and then April. However, it appears that we are far from accomplishing this step given the financial, political and socio-economic situation in the country as well as the absence of a consensus between the administration and the components of civil society, in particular the UGTT” he declared.