List News    News

OECD-MENA Ministerial Conference

Published the:  05/10/2016

| Share

October 5, 2016 - TAP - Tunisia is committed to developing partnerships with countries participating in the MENA-OECD Initiative on Governance and Competitiveness for Development, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said on Tuesday.

Speaking at the opening of the OECD-MENA Ministerial Conference, he stressed the importance of establishing a comprehensive system of governance and promotion of competitiveness as a foundation likely to promote overall economic development.

He called on all leaders to participate in the International Forum "Tunisia 2020", scheduled for November 29 and 30, 2016, to learn about the outline of the country's development strategy and projects planned as part of the five-year plan (2016 / 2020).

José Ángel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General emphasised the need to fight against informal economy and strengthen the role of the private sector to diversify the economies of the region and promote small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Guerria also highlighted the need to avoid complicated administrative procedures that discourage foreign investors, commending Tunisia's cooperation as part of the OPEN-GOV.

The MENA-OECD Ministerial Conference 2016 is held on Tuesday in Tunis. It was preceded on Monday by the MENA-OECD Initiative Forum on Governance and Competitiveness.