Tunisia aims for stronger commercial presence in Dubai

16/02/2010 - Dubai Investment News
Tunisia aims for stronger commercial presence in Dubai
Posted by Bob Brunskill

A wide range of Tunisian business interests are looking to strengthen their presence in Dubai, it has been revealed.

During the inauguration of a special Tunisian shopping centre in Dubai at the weekend, Ridha Ben Mosbah, Dubai's minister of trade and handicrafts met with Tunisian businessmen and women living in the emirate, Tunisia Online News reported.

The meeting focused on boosting the role of the private sector in promoting Tunisian products to international markets. Dubai is a major supplier of foreign direct investment for Tunisia, the news provider noted.

In addition, the discussions reviewed policies for easing foreign trade procedures between both countries. Participants stressed the importance of adjusting the regulatory framework to meet the needs of investors, as well as easing air freight procedures and establishing a direct maritime line between Tunisia and Dubai.

Last week, a Dubai official claimed that the UAE's oil reserves, infrastructure and current investment projects are enough to support the country's growth for the next 30 years, Gulf News reported.
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