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Tunisia Says Seeking Partners for $3.2 Bln of Projects

Tunisia's President Kais Saied (center) poses for a group photo with OIF's Sec. Gen. Louise Mushikiwabo, French President Macron, Cote d'Ivoire's President Ouattara, Canada's PM Trudeau, and other officials and leaders of French-speaking countries, at the 18th Francophonie Summit in Djerba, Tunisia November 19, 2022. via REUTERS - TUNISIAN PRESIDENCY

Tunisia is seeking international partners for investment projects worth 10 billion Tunisian dinars ($3.2 billion), economy minister Samir Saied said on Saturday at a summit of leaders of French-speaking countries it is hosting.

Saied also signed a $200 million financing agreement with France that will help support the North African country's budget, according to the ministry's Facebook account.

Tunisian President Kais Saied and French President Emmanuel Macron are among Francophonie group leaders meeting on the island of Djerba on Saturday and Sunday.

The two-day summit is the first gathering of the International Organization of Francophonie in three years following pandemic lockdowns and travel restrictions.

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