18 April 2014

Tunisia: Preparations for National Economic Congress to Start April 22, 2014

Tunis, — Minister to the Prime Minister in Charge of Co-ordination and Follow-up of Economic Affairs Nidhal Ouerfelli announced that the preparations for the National Economic Congress will start April 22, 2014 pending its holding late May.

He said to the media that this date was set during the working session held Friday in the government palace under the chairmanship of interim Prime Minister Mahdi Jomaa with attendance of presidents of the national organisations (UGTT, UTICA and UTAP). The preparation sessions of the congress will be attended by the government representatives, representatives of the three national organisations as well as those of the political parties represented in the National Constituent Assembly.

The working group created to this effect will be formed of each Minister in charge of one file as well as one representative of each organisation and another of each party and a number of experts to discuss the key structural reforms to be led to strengthen the national economy, (rationalisation of compensation, competitiveness, productivity, purchasing power, smuggling, balance of payments, investment charter...).

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