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Whither U.S.-Tunisian Relations After Saied’s Disastrous December?
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Whither U.S.-Tunisian Relations After Saied’s Disastrous December?

Gordon Gray discusses Tunisian President Kais Saied's recent visit to the United States.

For Tunisian president Kais Saied, December has gone from bad to worse. Major setbacks began with his first-ever visit to Washington, DC, to attend the U.S.-African Leaders Summit and continued to pile up.

First, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on December 14 deferred consideration of a critically needed $1.9 billion loan package for Tunisia. Originally scheduled for December 19, the IMF’s Executive Board has postponed consideration indefinitely because Tunisia provided insufficient detail on an economic reform package.

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Gordon Gray

Former Senior Fellow


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