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French ambassador’s remarks about Chahed government carry stigma for Tunisia

The recent remarks by French ambassador to Tunisia, Olivier Poivre d’Arvor in which he praised the Chahed government are a new mark of shame for Tunisia, Secretary General of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) Nouredine Taboubi said Saturday.

“Tunisia is a sovereign, free and democratic republic,” Taboubi said during an ordinary congress of the Regional Labour Union held in Manouba, adding that it is not a country producing Takfiri thought unlike what some people convey.

While reiterating his opposition to the privatisation of public companies, the trade unionist said “Tunisia is not a laboratory for conducting experiments, stressing that the government is called upon to deliver concrete results.

At the end of a meeting between Prime Minister Youssef Chahed and the ambassadors of the G7 countries held Friday, French ambassador to Tunisia, Olivier Poivre D’Arvor had told reporters “his country has full confidence in this government to be able to carry out these reforms and make Tunisia what it is already today an example in the region”.

He added: “we congratulated the Prime Minister, his team and Tunisia on organising these municipal elections and told the Premier that the economic issue was obviously a central issue ahead of the encounters Tunisia will soon have with the IMF and the World Bank.

“There are some interesting signs of a return to growth in the area of investment.”

This first good news that was presented to us by the Prime Minister is encouraging if coupled with major reforms, he pointed out.

Source: TAP News Agency

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