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*Eastbourne: The pair Ons Jabeur – Serena Williams in the 2nd round (Webdo)
Ons Jabeur (3rd in the world) and Serena Williams, 1204th WTA but living legend of world women’s tennis, passed the first round of the Eastbourne grass tournament in women’s doubles.
The pair won 2-6, 6-3 and 13-11 ahead of the pair made up of the Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo (42nd WTA) and the Czech Marie Bouzková (64th in the world).
Ons Jabeur and Serena Williams struggled at the start of the match before recovering afterwards. In the next round, they will face the Japanese Shuko Aoyama (10th WTA) and the Taiwanese Hao-Ching Chan (49th in the world).
*Tunisia: the President of the Republic pleads in favor of major economic reforms (AA)
Tunisian President Kaïs Saïed stressed on Tuesday the need to initiate “major economic reforms”, while “taking into account the social dimensions”.
During his meeting with the director of the Middle East and Central Asia department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Jihad Azour, Saïed mentioned some of the human rights, “such as the right to health and the right to education which in no way obeys the logic of profits and losses”.
The Head of State affirmed, in this sense, his “attachment to social aspects, as well as to economic and monetary affairs, particularly after the decades of corruption that have marked Tunisia, in addition to the international situation and the accelerated upheavals in recent years,” the statement read.
Saïed believes that the crisis that Tunisia is currently enduring is due not only to poor management, but also to countless causes that must be addressed and eliminated so that public and private companies can work in optimal conditions”.
A delegation from the International Monetary Fund, led by Jihad Azour, began a two-day visit to Tunisia on Monday to hold further discussions with the Tunisian authorities, as a prelude to the start of official negotiations between the two parties.
*Tunisia: Bouden meets IMF official (AA)
Head of government Najla Bouden announced on Tuesday that she had presented during her meeting with the Director of the Middle East and Central Asia department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Jihad Azour, the government’s approach to medium and long-term reforms. , as well as short-term measures.
Bouden stressed ”the importance of the participatory dimension adopted by the government in order to guarantee the proper implementation of the reforms”.
“The axes of the economic and financial stability program, as well as the new sectoral strategies aimed at developing the economic structure, with the aim of creating jobs for higher education graduates were on the agenda”.
For his part, Azour underlined ”the solidity of cooperation relations between Tunisia and the IMF”.
*PDL sit-in in front of the headquarters of the Qatari embassy in Tunis (Mosaïque Fm)
The Free Destourian Party (PDL) has announced that a sit-in will be organized next Friday in front of the headquarters of the Qatar Embassy in Tunis.
The objective is to call on the Qatari authorities to put pressure on the “Qatar Charity” Association and the International Union of Muslim Ulemas to close the Tunisian section and put an end to all its activities on Tunisian territory. The PDL also calls for the suspension of Qatari transfers to Tunisia to finance the activity of associations.
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