Kick-off of activities of Tunisian-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Tunisia-Portugal Friendship Association
The Kick-off of activities of Tunisian-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Tunisia-Portugal Friendship Association was given Monday in Tunis, in the presence of Luis Castro Henriques, head of the Portuguese Agency for investment and foreign trade, according to a Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) press release.
The two new structures chaired by Donia Hedda Ellouze and Zied Tlemçani respectively, will promote bilateral cooperation between the two countries, and create synergies between them and a dynamic with the Portuguese employers, said Samir Majoul, UTICA president.
He added that the Tunisian-Portuguese partnership has potential and opportunities to be exploited and has all the conditions for success if all the assets that are specific to it are put forward.
Luis Castro Henriques, noted Tunisian and Portuguese companies are called to rely more on support structures of both countries and use the services of bilateral cooperation organisations such as the Tunisian-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Tunisia-Portugal friendship association, the joint business council to develop their cooperation and establish a win-win cooperation by going on new markets, especially the African market.
Portugal is the fifth largest foreign investor in Tunisia with investments of around 8 million dinars and about 3,000 jobs created in the fields of mechanics, textiles, chemistry and the food industry, indicated Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Zied Laadhari
Besides, Laadhari had met with the head of the Portuguese Agency for Investment and Foreign Trade. They reviewed the partnership opportunities offered between the private sectors of the two countries to create investments projects in Tunisia or to access the African market, according to a statement of the ministry.