(Ecofin Agency) - The Netherlands will provide $56 million to Tunisia in the framework of the local development and democracy strengthening programme, a communique published by the Netherlands’ embassy in Tunisia informed on Tuesday 5, February 2019.
Four points will be prioritized in the framework of that programme. They are namely democratic transition and constitutional state, sustainable economic development and job creation, security and migration.
"Apart from the consolidation of achievements realized up to now, the cooperation strategy gives specific objectives that actors of the Netherlands cooperation, their Tunisian as well as international partners will have to jointly meet," the communique informs, according to the news website Web Manager Center.
Since 2011, Tunisia is considered by many observers as the country that achieved a successful Arab Spring because of the democratic advances it made after the downfall of former president Ben Ali.
However, it slumped into a serious economic crisis marked by 15.5% unemployment rate and 8% inflation. This led to many demonstrations against the current government.
In Late 2019, Tunisia will organize its presidential election.
Moutiou Adjibi Nourou