10 August 2012

Tunisia: Houcine Jaziri - 'A New Approach to Emigration to Consolidate Development'

Sfax — Secretary of State in charge of Emigration and Tunisian Expatriates Houcine Jaziri stressed the need to make the new approach to emigration a success "to strengthen development in the country and serve the national economy".

Chairing, on Friday in Sfax, the Annual Regional Forum of Investment and Launch of Projects for Tunisian expatriates, he explained that redefining the term of emigration is mainly based on transitory emigration and guiding of businessmen.

The Secretary of State said that "despite the fact that Tunisia's destiny is economically dependent on Europe, it is necessary to further open up into Maghreb neighbouring countries", adding that "Although the situation in Libya is instable, 40% of Tunisians resumed their jobs".

The Forum, co-organised by the Sfax Business Centre and the National Tunisian Expatriate Board (ONTT), is attended by a large number of Tunisian businessmen living abroad who spoke of their investment projects calling, on this occasion, to offer further training and actions so as to overcome administrative challenges.

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