Tunisia: President Marzouki Reassures Businessmen in Mahdia On Security Situation

Mahdia — President Moncef Marzouki asserted, on Tuesday in Mahdia, progress of development indicators in Tunisia and improvement of security.

In a meeting on the sidelines of his visit in Mahdia, Mr. Marzouki estimated that the difficulties the country has been facing in the past two years are a consequence of the transition phase and the actions of counter-revolutionary forces," who have been trying to "impede the democratic transition process."

"All sectors of activity are living through a rehabilitation period, and this requires patience to reach results," Mr. Marzouki said, pointing out that in spite of the current economic problems "we could certify that Tunisia has spared itself bankruptcy as is the case of Greece."

Meeting with the local businessmen, the President of the Republic exhorted them to contribute to energising the economic dynamics in Mahdia by creating new projects.

"The security situation has improved, the political process is making progress at sure steps and the economic promoters should invest," Mr. Marzouki reassured.

Taking the floor, a number of businessmen called for the need to guarantee security, settle the landed situation of some agricultural exploitations, re-fit the Mahdia industrial zone and encourage investments in the tourism sector.

They also laid emphasis on the need to help the production units in difficulty and cut taxes on seafood export.

President Marzouki took stock, during his visit to Mahdia, of the fitting out works of the Mahdia, Chebba and M'loulèche ports and paid a visit to the shrimps farming unit achieved within the framework of a Chinese-Tunisian co-operation for 5.5 million dinars.

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