A state visit to Qatar by Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi is expected to enhance cooperation in crossborder investments.
Ahandout picture made available by the Tunis Afrique Presse shows HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani welcoming Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi to the country. The Tunisian head of state described relations between the two countries as ‘'eligible for progress”. During his stay, Essebsi held talks with several top-level government officials and business leaders and advanced talks pertaining to cooperation in various field, especially in the economic and investment sectors. The two sides also discussed the overall developments in the regional and international arenas, exchanged views about them and held consultations on a number of issues of common concern. Addressing journalists towards the end of his visit, Essebsi pointed out that Qatar was the largest Arab investor in Tunisia and the second international investor after France.
He also spoke about the Tunisian community in Qatar which has quintupled during the last four years to reach about 20,000. “I am pleased that the Qatari government has expressed satisfaction with the role being played by the Tunisian community in Qatar,” he said.