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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.

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