Tunisia, the prominent North African investment hub and gateway to three strategic global markets with current talks for an FTA with USA, has opened its renowned investment forum to Sri Lanka for the first time.
“We believe that South Asia has strong potential for our export products. We export around $ 400 mn of olive oil and I believe that the Tunisian olive oil manufacturers can enter South Asia by setting up their shipment facilities in Sri Lanka. This can also help our olive oil shipments to China and Japanese markets" said Tarek Azouz Ambassador of Tunisia to Sri Lanka and Maldives yesterday (Feb. 5).
"I am privileged to invite Sri Lanka to our next Carthage Investment Forum session to be held in June in Tunisia. This Forum is a leading investment meeting of the Maghreb region" said Azouz.
"Due to our proximity and Free Trade with the EU, we have many top companies from EU setting up manufacturing with us-for example, the United Colors of Benetton's biggest plant is in Tunisia as well as 16 Airbus plants, he added.
Responding to Azouz, Minister Bathiudeen thanked the Government of Tunisia for the invitation to next Carthage Investment Forum session.