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IMF Cites Progress in Tunisia Talks, But Political Feud Simmers

Kais Saied
Kais SaiedPhotographer: Fethi Belaid/AFP/Getty Images

The International Monetary Fund urged Tunisia to focus on cutting its budget deficit and reforming state companies, describing the latest technical talks that could lead to crucial support for the North African nation as “constructive.”

The IMF’s recommendations come as the cradle of the Arab Spring uprisings reels from the economic shockwaves of Russian’s invasion of Ukraine, which is adding to already surging fuel and food prices.