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Tunisian president says in contact with 'friendly countries' to cut deficit

Tunisian president says in contact with 'friendly countries' to cut deficit

8/2/2021 4:35:00 AM

Tunisian president says in contact with 'friendly countries' to cut deficit

Tunisia's President Kais Saied said in a video published by his office on Sunday that there were contacts with 'friendly countries' to cut the country's financial deficit, without giving details.

1/2A general view shows the commercial port of Rades in Tunis, Tunisia, May 24, 2021. REUTERS/Jihed AbidellaouiRead MoreTUNIS, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Tunisia's President Kais Saied said in a video published by his office on Sunday that there were contacts with "friendly countries" to cut the country's financial deficit, without giving details.

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Tunisia's fiscal deficit and public debt both grew sharply last year as a result of the pandemic and the government has been in negotiations with the International Monetary Fund for a loan deal.Reporting by Tarek Amara; Writing by Angus McDowall; Editing by Daniel Wallis

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