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The Chief of Government Met the President of the Tunisian Union Of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA)

Published the:  22/10/2012

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22th of October 2012 - A meeting was organized yesterday morning at Dhiafa Palace in Carthage between the chief of government Mr. Hamadi Jebali and the President of the Tunisian Union of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) Mrs. Wided Bouchamaoui.
The meeting was in the presence of a number of members of the government, the Central Bank Governor and a delegation of heads of sectors and associations that fall under the UTICA. 
Mrs. Wided Bouchamaoui, UTICA’s President highlighted in a press statement that the meeting was an occasion to businessmen to submit their concerns in different sectors and the difficulties they face at the level of business climate, finance and the increase of burdens borne by the institutions, in addition to some sectorial concerns.
The President of the UTICA added that the meeting was an opportunity to review the general situation in the country and she highlighted the importance of these meetings in order to find common solutions to the outstanding matters and give a push to social negotiations serving the institution and the national economy in general.
On his side, Mr. Ridha Saidi; the Minister in Charge of Economic and Social Affairs emphasized on the government’s keenness on improving the climate of business and ease the financial and social burdens on the institutions and facilitating the implementation of investments and common cooperation to solve the organizational and administrative problems which are followed up by specialized sectorial committees.
The minister said that this meeting resulted in an agreement on the necessity to boost the employment movement especially in the interior governorates, appreciating the central role of the Tunisian Union of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts in the economic cycle.
Mr. Ridha Saidi added that it was agreed on the importance of continuing holding common meetings between the government and the UTICA on a regular basis at the level of governorates and sectors and the common search for solutions that will help to achieve development and advancement of the economic institution and its durability.