IMF spokesperson Gerry Rice said on Thursday in Washington, DC that Tunisian authorities are working with the Fund to lay the groundwork for a stabilizing program.
“The IMF has received a request from the Tunisian authorities for an IMF supported program. We want to be a strong partner for Tunisia. We welcome the fact that the Tunisian authorities have published their proposed economic reform program. So we are now in technical discussions with the authorities. I would characterize those discussions, Heather, as advancing, and we hope that they will lead to a staff mission to start program discussions. Soon,” Rice announced.