Accessing Subsaharan Africa
A new maritime line connecting Tunisia to West Africa and Southern Africa passing through Morocco is being established, according to Tunisian Minister of Industry and Trade Zied Laadhari. The minister disclosed this on the sidelines of the annual conference of heads of diplomatic and consular missions recently held in Tunisia. The line, which, according to the minister, will be operational in a few months in order to enable Tunisian firms better access the African market. The project for the new line comes as the country plans to, this year, sign the agreement for the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa.
It should be highlighted that Tunisia, which was appointed as an observer member of the Economic Community of West African States on June 4, also said it wishes to fully join the West African community.