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Tunisia, UAE examine ways to boost bilateral co-operation and investment

Published the:  28/07/2011

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July 28, 2011 - TAP - The excellent relations between Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates and prospects for bilateral co-operation were the focal points of the meeting Caretaker President Foued Mebazaa had, on Thursday in Carthage, with Emirati Minister for Foreign Trade Sheikha Lubna Khalid Al Qasimi and the delegation accompanying her to Tunisia.
The Caretaker President highlighted Tunisia's will to boost co-operation with all Arab countries for the benefit of Arab peoples.
He stressed the need to increase consultations between officials and experts from both countries and step up visits to strengthen the foundations of a solid partnership that meets the aspirations of the two peoples.
Mr. Mebazaa stressed the efforts made by the Interim Government to boost the Tunisian economy and increase trade exchanges so as to achieve a comprehensive and fair development and decrease the unemployment rate.
He said that the improvement of the situation in the country will contribute to improving the investment climate, attracting foreign investments, increasing partnership opportunities and creating projects.
In a statement made at the end of the meeting, Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi said that her presence in Tunisia is part of following up the results of the visit paid recently by Caretaker Prime Minister Béji Caid Essebsi to the UAE.
She said that she had met several officials of the Interim Government with whom she examined ways to boost bilateral co-operation ad investment opportunities in Tunisia, referring to the organisation of the economic partnership forum on the occasion of her visit, with the participation of delegations from both countries as well as foreign businessmen.
The meeting was attended by Trade and Tourism Minister Mehdi Houass and ambassadors of both countries.