18 May 2016

Tunisia: International Economic Conference Likely to Revive Interest of Investors - Ridha Chalghoum

Doha — First Adviser for the President of the Republic in Charge of the Follow-up of Economic Reforms Ridha Chalghoum said that the organisation of the international economic conference in Tunisia, by late November 2016, aims to revive the interest of the international investors for Tunisia, notably those of the Gulf countries as well as the financial institutions.

This conference also aimed to present the economic reforms achieved by Tunisia and those under way, which will provide the attributes of success of foreign investment, added Chalghoum at a meeting held, on Wednesday in Doha, on the fringes of the official visit that President Beji Caid Essebsi paid in Qatar (May 18-19, 2016).

President of the Qatari businessmen delegation Abderahmane Abdallah Elansari specified, during the meeting, which gathered Tunisian and Qatari businessmen delegations that the Qatari investors strive to boost their investments in Tunisia, notably in the tourism field.

He underlined that the businessmen presented several projects to be studied.

Hamadi Kooli, president of the Tunisian businessmen delegation and member of the executive bureau of the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) asserted that the Tunisian businessmen presented to their Qatari counterparts projects in the field of food culture and the sector of car assembly.

In this respect, he said, it was proposed to create a factory of car assembly in Tunisia knowing that several Q atari businessmen invest in the field of automotive industry. Kooli said that the Tunisian businessmen also endeavour to make the most of the Qatari distribution circuits, especially that Qatar commercialises its products in the different world countries.

Minister of Development and International Co-operation Yassine Brahim underlined that Qatar promised to support Tunisia and help it mobilise foreign investments during the World Economic Forum.

He said that this meeting between the Tunisian and the Qatari businessmen aimed to enlarge the investment prospects between the two countries and diversify its fields.

The President of the Republic is paying an official visit in Qatar on May 18-19, 2016 at the invitation of Emir Tamim Bin Hamed Al Thani.


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