15 January 2013

Tunisia: First Meeting of Local, EU Consultative Economic Council Opens

Tunis — The first meeting of the Tunisia-European Union Consultative Economic Council started on Tuesday morning at Dar Dhiafa in Carthage under chairmanship of Interim Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali.

This meeting is attended by the Minister in charge of Economic Files, Vice-President of the European Commission Antonio Tajani and EU Special Representative for the South Mediterranean region Bernadino Leon.

The aim of this council is to put forward suggestions to improve the business climate in Tunisia, look at new opportunities for European firms in the country and strengthen economic ties, industrial co-operation and the role of small- and medium-sized firms.

The Council meeting will provide the occasion to identify and give concrete expression to business opportunities between the EU and Tunisia though the signing of several trade and partnership agreements between European and Tunisian enterprises.

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