Banking and financial co-operation opportunities between Tunisia and ECOWAS discussed | Tunisia News Gazette

Banking and financial co-operation opportunities between Tunisia and ECOWAS discussed

Co-operation opportunities between the banking and financial sectors of Tunisia and that of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), notably in funding, training and digital transformation fields, were at heart of a meeting held on Monday in Tunis between President of the Tunisian Professional Association of Banks and Financial Establishments (French: APTBEF) Ahmed el Karm and ECOWAS President Marcel De Souza.

The latter is on a visit to Tunisia November 19-22 accompanied by an important delegation including notably the president and vice-president of the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) and its director of international relations.

This visit is part of Tunisia’s steps made to become an observer member of ECOWAS.

De Souza pointed out on the occasion, according to an APTBEF press release Tuesday, the importance of ECOWAS as a broad market of nearly 300 million inhabitants that guarantees the free movement of individuals, goods and capitals.

This market is seeking convergence policies to achieve a regional monetary zone by 2020.

El Karm, for his part, highlighted the Tunisian banking system’s progress and the Tunisian banks’ strong willingness to act as an efficient actor of financing and facilitation of economic and trade exchanges between Tunisia and the ECOWAS.

He also confirmed the APTBEF’s readiness to open its training, e-clearing and monetary structures to ECOWAS member countries.

Source: TAP News Agency

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