11 June 2012

Tunisia: Gulf Businessmen's Forum, to Be Held Next Year in Tunisia

Tunis — A Forum of the Gulf Countries' Businessmen will be organised early next year in Tunisia by the Union of the Chambers of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) Countries, its secretary-general Abderrahim Hassan Naqi announced.

Holding this Forum in Tunisia is meant to introduce the country's investment opportunities. Briefing the media at the end of his meeting, on Monday, with Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali, Mr. Naqi said that under the former regime, Gulf countries' businessmen had faced such problems as bad governance and corruption, and the land ownership law.

He called on the Tunisian government to identify one single structure tasked with the foreign investment incentives.

The Gulf countries' market, which is characterised, according to him, by "flexibility," is in need of the Tunisian skilled labour force which has shown its competence on the foreign markets.

Earlier, Mr. Naqi had a talk with Finance Minister Slim Besbes which turned on Tunisia's investment opportunities.

It is worth reminding out that the Union of the GCC Chambers, founded in 1979, is a non-profit organisation representing the private sector in the Gulf Co-operation Council countries.

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