Zied Ladhari, Minister of Development, Investment and International cooperation, received on June 11th, a delegation from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Managing Director for the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) region, Janet Heckman, was leading the delegation.
Headquarters of the EBRD in London.
Tunisians and Europeans agreed to settle a strategy of partnership on a five-year period from 2018 to 2023, between Tunisia and the Institution.
According to the Minister of Development’s press release “this strategy is a first since Tunisia joined the EBRD in 2012 and the goal is to improve the competitiveness of the national economy.” It is also to prioritize the support provided to improve the competitiveness of high employment capacity sectors like agriculture, industry or the banking sector.
Zied Ladhari, Minister of Development, Investment and International Cooperation
This new plan also aims to guarantee financial support for the private sector, especially small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in the sectors quoted above and others.
Janet Heckman stressed that the EBRD was willing to put all necessary means to help Tunisia in its efforts to support its private sector and all promising sectors.
Since 2012, Tunisia received from the EBRD 640 million euros spread between 32 different projects across the country.
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