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Major reforms undertaken by government will promote establishment of climate conducive to business (PM)

Published the:  29/06/2018

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(TAP) - Prime Minister Youssef Chahed met on Friday in Dar Dhiafa, Carthage, members of the Board of the Joint Chambers (French: CCM) in Tunisia, led by Board chairman Foued Lakhoua and in the presence of government members.

Chahed said the big reforms undertaken by the government in the medium and long term will promote the establishment of a climate conducive to business so that the latter can create wealth and strengthen Tunisia’s competitiveness in the region.

He welcomed the commitment of the board members of joint chambers to Tunisia and their confidence in the country, despite the difficulties that accompanied the transition period.

The Prime Minister, in this regard, reviewed some encouraging indicators recorded in 2018, namely a growth rate of 2.5% (1st quarter), an improvement in exports of the industrial sector by 26.8% (1st half of 2018, compared to the same period of 2017) and a rise in foreign direct investment (FDI) by15.3% to 895 million dinars (MD) at end of June 2018.

Similarly, the tourist season looks promising with a 40% increase in tourism revenues until June 20, 2018, said Chahed.

He also reassured the presidents of the joint chambers, promising to take measures to facilitate their activities and pursue efforts to control inflation and the dinar depreciation, modernise the administration and encourage entrepreneurship.

The President of the Tuniso-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CTFCI), and Chairman of the Board of Joint Chambers Foued Lakhoua, noted the importance of the progress made by the government in providing the necessary guarantees to encourage investment and improve the business climate, particularly in terms of security.

Martin Henkelmann, Director General of the Tunisian-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK - Tunisia), said that members of the Board of Joint Chambers have submitted their concerns to the Prime Minister, putting emphasis on the serious commitment of the Tunisian government, to step up collaboration with the joint chambers to promote the image of the country abroad