U.S. Government Signs Loan Guarantee Agreement with Tunisia
The United States today re-affirmed its strong commitment to the people of Tunisia and their democratic transition by signing a sovereign loan guarantee agreement with the Tunisian government. The loan guarantee will help the Government of Tunisia access international private capital and strengthen its capacity to manage the transition to an economically sound and prosperous democracy. The guarantee will make it easier for the Government of Tunisia to borrow money from international markets so that it can provide critical services to its citizens.
“We look forward to continuing to work with the Tunisian government and people as they lay the groundwork for a future of economic prosperity that empowers women and youth, strengthens civil society, and solidifies the foundations of democracy,” said Ambassador William B. Taylor, Special Coordinator for Middle East Transitions at the U.S. Department of State.