9 December 2012

Tunisia: Interim PM - 'Palestinian Businessmen Mission Not Less Important Than That of Resistance'

Tunis — Caretaker Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali said, on Saturday at the third Palestinian Business Forum (PBF) held in Gammarth (Tunis suburb), that " the liberation of Palestine is also the mission of businessmen since they represent the real front of economic development and their fight is not less important than that of the resistance."

In his address, Mr. Jebali estimated that "winning the battle of development and employment and breaking the siege of Gaza are among the most important missions of the Palestinian and Arab businessmen in general."

He went on saying that "the support of the Palestinian resistance is also materialised by the fact of providing to the Palestinian investors the opportunity to achieve their projects everywhere.."

A co-operation agreement was signed between the Palestinian and Tunisian fora during this congress, organised with the support of Tunisia's Economic and Business Forum (FEAT), the Tunisian Industry, Trade and Handicrafts Union (UTICA), Tunisia's Namaa association and the Arab Institute of Heads of Enterprise (IACE).

The event, in which more than one thousand Palestinian businessmen living and operating in exile participated, aims to identify the partnership and business opportunities between the two countries' operators and also with other businessmen from several countries notably Turkey. It is to be noted that the first two PBF Congresses were held in Istanbul, Turkey.

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