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US to Give Tunisia $100 Million in Financial Assistance

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Stockbyte/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Secretary of State  Hillary Rodham Clinton announced on Thursday that the United States will provide Tunisia with financial assistance to pay their debts.

The U.S. will fund Tunisia $100 million because it owes the World Bank and African Development Bank. Clinton said the assistance will help the North African nation focus on economic development and job growth after more than a year after what was dubbed ‘The Arab Spring” in which Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was removed from power after 23 years in power.

“As Tunisia progresses into the next phase of its historic democratic transition, the United States is working to help accelerate economic growth that benefits all, ensure that democracy delivers for the Tunisian people, and to help Tunisian businesses — large and small — become engines of job creation,” said Clinton.

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