Tunisia Seeks EBRD Membership, Assistance

Tunisia has formally requested to become a member of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and a recipient of its funding.

Abdelhamid Triki, the country’s minister for planning and international cooperation, made the request in a letter to EBRD President Thomas Mirow, where he outlined his country’s plans for sweeping economic, social and political reforms.

EBRD’s financial and technical assistance “would be extremely useful” to Tunisia’s democratization, Triki told Mirow, according to an EBRD news release.

The minister also noted that Tunisia is looking forward to the planned changes in EBRD’s bylaws that would allow the bank to invest in the Middle East and Northern African region.

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