12 June 2014

Tunisia Aims to Achieve Higher Growth Rate

Tunis, — Caretaker Prime minister Mehdi Jomâa asserted that "Tunisia aims to achieve a higher growth rate", in the coming period. He added, Thursday in Gammarth, at the opening of the 4th edition of Tunisia Investment Forum (TIF), that the country went through a difficult period economically due to the political and security wrangling after the Revolution, but proved its resilience and achieved a growth rate of 2 to 3%.

Jomâa said that "the present government focuses its efforts on the economic aspects, while politics were topping the previous period."

Tunisia, he said, "has not lost its comparative advantages especially that we strive to boost them by dealing with our weak points. we have launched an economic dialogue and have started reforms to boost employment, created riches and growth, such as reforms in the banking sector and public finance."

He underlined that "Tunisia is going through a period of economic transition and strive to prepare a better future offering greater opportunities of investment." Talking to the investors, he said that "it is the moment to invest in Tunisia."

On the political level, Jomâa underlined that the mission of the government "is to lead the country towards transparent elections in optimum conditions including the economic conditions.

The state institutions were a bit shaken after the Revolution, but we managed to fight against terrorism and proved our capacity and our determination to face it up. We strive with all the parties to fight against this international phenomenon.

Tunisia is today safer thanks to the efforts of all the Tunisians and regional solidarity with its partners in addition to the efforts exerted in matters of fight against terrorism to which the country is still exposed, given the importance to show vigilance" he specified.

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