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Tunisian prime minister promises economic, security reforms

The head of Tunisia’s government says the country will have a new investment code soon and that despite emergency measures to deal with terrorism, there is no going back to authoritarianism.
Tunisia's Prime Minister Habib Essid speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, September 30, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton - RTS2H5E

NEW YORK — Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid said Sept. 30 that his country will have a new investment code by the end of the year and will implement other reforms to overcome deep economic and security crises.

“We have many challenges,” Essid, a US-educated economist, told an audience at the Council on Foreign Relations. “We need to have important reforms in many domains.”

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