Tunisia’s recovery is continuing at a modest pace, with risks to the near-term outlook heavily dependent on the unfolding of the political transition and developments in Tunisia’s main trade partners, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said.

Speaking on his return from a visit to Tunis early in July, IMF MENA chief Masood Ahmed said Tunisia is facing pressing challenges, which need to be addressed, namely the legacy of widespread social and economic disparities, high unemployment, widening external and fiscal deficits and a fragile banking sector. (CONTINUED - 336 WORDS)