Arab development fund to lend Tunisia $1.5 billion by 2020: fund's chief

November 29, 2016 6:57 AM EST

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TUNIS (Reuters) - The Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development will provide $1.5 billion in loans to finance projects in Tunisia by 2020, the fund's chief said on Tuesday.

Abdulatif Hamad was speaking at a two-day investment conference in Tunis where regional and Western states have been pledging financial assistance for Tunisia's post-revolution economy.

(Reporting by Tarek Amara; Writing by Aidan Lewis; Editing by Louise Ireland)

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