Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Hollande pledges more support for Tunisian transition, economy  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) - 30/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Meeting Tunisian Premier Mahdi Jomaa for talks Tuesday, French President Francois Hollande vowed to continue support for Tunis in this period of transition and help the country find lasting economic growth in the future.

Jomaa, who already met with other senior officials like Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and chies of French industry in Paris, expressed in a press conference thanks to Hollande for his ongoing support, noting the two men had met three times now since the transition process began in Tunisia.

Hollande has visited Tunis on two occasions, most recently in February to celebrate the adoption of Tunisia's new constitution.

Speaking to the press, the French leader stressed the "links of memory" between the two nations and his confidence that the transition process to democratic rule in Tunisia would be completed in the coming months.

"Tunisia has not finished with the process," Hollande noted, but he said he was optimistic elections could be held by the end of the year when Tunisians would be able to express their opinion on developments.

Hollande underlined that France's support went beyond the political transition process and also extended to "economic projects and for development ... to put Tunisia on the path of lasting growth." France has been deeply involved in helping Tunisian economy and in managing the debt issue, which is weighing down growth.

France has 300 companies operating in Tunisia and is the largest foreign investor in that country.

Jomaa, who was accompanied by several ministers and a large business delegation, had a series of meetings with French business leaders in the MEDEFrganisation which is composed of CEOs and industry captains. He also met with parliamentary leaders.


Hollande stressed the importance of these bilateral ties and said that "the development of Tunisia is in the interest for the French economy." He said France continues to support Tunisia in converting its debt and that this was something he hoped to see settled at a forthcoming conference on Tunisia in the autumn.

The French president said that he would seek to organise a "Friends of Tunisia" conference in September that would bring investors and creditors together and would include institutional bodies like the International Monetary Fund (IMF), among others.

The conference would aim to get investors behind economic projects in Tunisia and also iron out some of the current difficulties with credit for the country.

Last weekend, French and German Foreign Ministers travelled to Tunis to reassure the government on the support of the two European Union powerhouses, not just politically but also economically.

Hollande and Jomaa also discussed security issues and a French commitment to give Tunisia the means to ensure its own security, which could include military helicopters.

Hollande expressed concern about regional security and, in particular, the situation in Libya, where he said efforts must be made to stabilise the situation.

"We must do everything so Libya can find the path of dialogue and the path of democracy," Hollande stated after the talks with Jomaa.

He added he was working with other parties to see if a conference on Libya could be organised by the international community, noting "security is a major challenge in the region."

 


Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)




  MENA News Headlines
 Jun 28 2016 - US dollar stable against Kuwaiti dinar at KD 0.301, euro rises to KD 0.334Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, June 28 (KUNA) -- The US dollar on Tuesday stabilized against the Kuwaiti dinar at KD 0.301, as the euro rose to KD 0.334, compared to Monday''s trades, ...

 Jun 28 2016 - Kuwait- His Highness Premier Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak hosts outgoing Armenian ambassadorKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, June 28 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah received on Tuesday the outgoing Armenian Ambassador to the ...

 Jun 28 2016 - 8 wounded in Turkey car blastKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) ISTANBUL, June 28 (KUNA) -- A booby-trapped car blew up in Diyarbakr in southeastern Turkey on Tuesday wounding at least eight persons, the Ekhlas news agency ...

 Jun 28 2016 - Juncker calls on Cameron to clarify situationKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) BRUSSELS, June 28 (KUNA) -- President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said here Tuesday that he will ask British Prime Minister David Cameron ...

 Jun 28 2016 - French shares rebound strongly after early steep lossesKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) PARIS, June 28 (KUNA) -- Share prices on the Paris Stock Exchange rebounded strongly by almost 3.0 percent in morning trading Tuesday, following a lost of nearly ...

 Jun 28 2016 - Kuwait Foreign Ministry condemns bombings in LebanonKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, June 28 (KUNA) -- The Foreign Ministry on Tuesday expressed strong condemnation of the terrorist blasts that occurred close to the Lebanese custom ...

 Jun 28 2016 - Kuwait's Al-Najat Charity offers Eid aid to Syrian refugees in JordanKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) AMMAN, June 28 (KUNA) -- Kuwait-based Al-Najat Charity on Tuesday started offering relief aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan for the Muslim holy fasting month of ...

 Jun 28 2016 - Jerusalem holy site closed to non-Muslims after violenceThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Israeli security forces stand guard at the entrance of theAl-Aqsamosque compound in Jerusalem''s Old City, on June 27, 2016, following a second day of clashes between Israeli ...

 Jun 28 2016 - Suicide bomber kills nine at Iraq Sunni mosque: officialsThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Baghdad:A suicide bomber detonated explosives at a Sunni mosque near Baghdad where worshippers were gathered for prayers, killing at least nine people, officials said ...

 Jun 28 2016 - Assad's uncle charged in Paris with corruption: anti-graft groupThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Paris:Paris prosecutors have charged the uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with corruption, an anti-graft group said Tuesday. Rifaat al-Assad, 78, who was ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help