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Reinforcing role of Tunisian community abroad in comprehensive development and project creation in Tunisia

Published the:  28/07/2017

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(TAP) – Participants in the Annual Forum of Tunisians Abroad organized Friday in Tunis stressed the need to reinforce the Tunisian community’s role abroad in comprehensive development and project creation in Tunisia.

They proposed to promote legal texts related to Tunisian expatriates, to keep them updated about the issues related to project creation in Tunisia, to iron out bureaucratic difficulties and facilitate administrative services.

Participants also recommended to better introduce the advantages granted by the State to the Tunisian community abroad and the investment opportunities offered, stressing the need to create mechanisms to make the most of Tunisian competences abroad.

They also called to reinforce the role of social attachés, multiply the organisation of economic and investment meetings abroad, encourage the Tunisian Diaspora to transfer funds to Tunisia and promote the successful experiences of Tunisian investors abroad.

They also pointed out the need to reactivate cultural action abroad, promote creativity, develop teaching methodologies of the Arabic language, associate children of Tunisians abroad in the management of their cultural, social and educational affairs as part of the State’s policy aiming to boost Tunisian cultural events abroad.

Social Affairs Minister Mohamed Trabelsi announced at the end of the forum, the planning shortly of Tunisian Cultural Days for Tunisians abroad and to promote Arabic language teaching.

Several issues of interest to Tunisians abroad, whose number amounts to 1.3 million, were discussed during the forum as notably to look at means to foster their relations with the motherland, reinforce their contribution to comprehensive development and facilitate the conditions of their return to Tunisia.

The President of the Government Youssef Chahed opened Friday works of the Forum with attendance of Social Affairs Minister Mohamed Trabelsi, officials from the Board of Tunisians Abroad and Secretary General of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) Noureddine Tabboubi.