Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed takes notes during the opening session of the Opportunities For All economic conference in Marrakech, Morocco, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
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Tunisia expects its economy to turn a corner by 2020, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said, as his administration faces a wave of protests over living standards that have been slow to improve since the Arab Spring Revolution of 2011 .Tunisia has had seven governments since the ouster of Zine Al-Abidine Ben Ali.If Tunisia can stay the course on reforms and barring major terrorist attacks, Chahed said he expects growth to reach 3 percent this year and return to prerevolutionary levels by 2020 .Tunisia has missed some of the targets set when it agreed a $2.9 billion IMF program in 2016, but support has rarely wavered.French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Tunisia Wednesday. Tunisia's key tourism sector was devastated by a series of terrorist attacks in 2015, which prompted several flight bans and forced the government to ratchet up security spending to about 15 percent of the budget.
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