Invest in Tunisia: Prime Minster Hamadi Jebali
By Tousif Khan - Sun Feb 19, 1:29 pm
JEDDAH: A high-level Tunisian delegation currently visiting the Kingdom and led by its Prime Minster Hamadi Jebali met with Saudi businessmen at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) on Saturday.
Jebali is on his first visit to the Kingdom after becoming prime minister in the post-revolution government in Tunisia. The delegation comprises six Cabinet ministers and 30 delegates representing eight major economic and business sectors in Tunisia.
Chairman of the JCCI Saleh Kamel, representatives of the Council of Saudi Chambers and Saudi-Tunisian Business Council attended the meeting.
“We have come to re-establish our foreign relations with our Arab brothers of whom Saudi Arabia comes at the top. During the rule of the former government, Tunisian relations with the Kingdom was not at the desired level,” Jebali said, adding that it did not stand to reason that the volume of annual balance of trade between the Kingdom and his country was only around $200 million in the past.
The prime minister said the delegation started their tour of the Arab world beginning from Saudi Arabia because of their respect and appreciation for Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah and Crown Prince Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior.