Towards new trilateral partnership (Tunisia/China/Europe and Tunisia/China/Africa) | Tunisia News Gazette

Towards new trilateral partnership (Tunisia/China/Europe and Tunisia/China/Africa)

Participants in the 5th edition of the Tunis Forum 2017 held under the theme: Tunisia-China: Partnership for the Future, stressed the need to lay the foundations of a trilateral economic partnership relation between Tunisia, China and Europe on the one hand, and Tunisia, China and Africa on the other.

It consists in creating new channels and opportunities of finance and trade and economic exchanges between these various sides, Chief Representative for Africa at the People’s Bank of China Liu Minghzi said, adding that the goal is to target several sectors, especially as Tunisia has a large potential that help in attracting Chinese economic investments.

For his part, Deputy Director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP) Yao Zhizhong affirmed that the keys of success of China, world’s 2nd economy, is work, efficiency and innovation in addition to the continued openness on various markets.

Representative of the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) Mohamed Ben Rhouma pointed out that inspite of its small size, Tunisia constitutes a very attractive market for Chinese investors, given its geographic proximity to Europe in addition to the expertise and know-how of its competences in several sectors.

Making the most of the Chinese know-how can only be beneficial for both sides, he said, adding that Tunisian businessmen and investors are open to any co-operation with their Chinese counterparts.

Director General of Huawei Technologies Tunis Xia Guoghuan encouraged the Chinese to invest in Tunisia, a country where it feels good to live.

Besides, he laid emphasis on the importance of the Tunisian know-how and competences who have proven themselves in several fields, notably in information and communication technologies.

Our company employs several Tunisian competences who are doing a good job, he underlined, adding that Tunisia has an important strategic positioning which has been beneficial for the company.

However, the official called the Tunisian government to further simplify the administrative procedures that can block foreign or Chinese investments.

Source: TAP News Agency

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