14 December 2012

North Africa: Jebali Urges G8 to Honour Partnership Promises of Deauville

Gammarth — Interim Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali urged on Thursday G8 countries to honour the promises of partnership with the arab states living through democratic transition, made in Deauville.

"These countries are in real need of help to take up numerous challenges and secure democratic transition," he said at the closing works of the 9th Forum for the Future held in the northern suburb of Gammarth, urging to help Tunisia recover its embezzled funds and invest them in social and economic fields.

Mr. Jebali also called on businessmen of the broad Middle East, North Africa and the G8 to increase investments in the region so as to contribute to the economic and social progress in these countries.

"The Tunisian government is endeavouring to reform the financial and banking systems and revise investment incentives," he declared, stressing that practical measures had been taken to establish good governance and fight against corruption.

He reaffirmed as well the determination of the government to reinforce the principle of consensus and dialogue with all political parties and civil society activists on major challenges, notably the fight against unemployment, the establishment of democracy, the guarantee of freedom of expression and the promotion of women's role.

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