France takes note of the preliminary results of the first round of Tunisian legislative elections and the low turnout reported by the Tunisia’s Independent High Authority for Elections (ISIE).
France reiterates its full support for Tunisia and the Tunisian people as their country tackles the political, economic and social challenges it is currently facing. We underscore the need to swiftly undertake the reforms that are necessary to ensure the country’s stability and future prosperity. France was concerned to learn that the International Monetary Fund had postponed its board meeting on a loan program for Tunisia. We therefore call for a resumption of talks between the Tunisian authorities and the IMF that are as inclusive as possible in order to reach a final agreement.