Tunisia to get $250 million in loan guarantees from Japan

TUNIS, April 8 Tue Apr 8, 2014 11:41am EDT

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TUNIS, April 8 (Reuters) - Tunisia will get $250 million worth of loan guarantees from Japan before the summer, the country's finance minister said,

Japan is the second country to back Tunisia's loans after the United States said last week it would provide a new loan guarantee for Tunisia worth about $500 million. The North African country is seeking to plug huge deficits following its 2011 uprising.

(Reporting by Tarek Amara)

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