TUNISIA, 1 BILLION DOLLARS FROM QATAR TO SETTLE THE BUDGET
Tunisia Finance Minister Lamia Zribi has announced the funding by Qatar to Tunisia for approximately $ 1 billion to be allocated for government reorganization. This is what the Minister said, on the commitments made by the Emir of Qatar, Temim Ben Al Hamad Al Thani, at the Tunis International Investment Conference held in Tunis last November. In particular, 500 million dollars are for the repayment of a Qatar loan expiring on 18 April 2017, with an additional 500 million dollars bank deposit with the Tunisian Central Bank (Bct), whose repayment is expected in the short term. Another 60 million euro financing agreement for the construction of 32 bridges in 21 governorates of the country was signed by the Minister of Development, Investment and International Cooperation, Fadhel Abdelkefi, and the Arab Development Fund (Fades).