The Tunisian Prime Minster, M. Hedi Nouira, arrived in Paris on Monday for three days?
The Tunisian Prime Minster, M. Hedi Nouira, arrived in Paris on Monday for three days of critical talks with the French Government on trade between the two countries.
The discussions are also regarded as an important curtain-raiser in the preparations for the visit of the French President Giscard d'Estaing to Tunisia in the autumn. He's already been to Algeria and Morocco, who, with Tunisia from Maghreb trading community.
After his arrival at Orly Airport near Paris, M. Nouira accompanied by his Economics Minster, M. Abdelaziz Lasram opened immediate talks with the French Prime Minster G?? Chirac.
The European Economic Community members--and French in particular -- are anxious to forge new political and trading links with the Arab World and other nations in the MediterranEAN basin.
France is already a major exporter to Tunisia and is investing heavily in the country too. But Tunisia is anxious to attract more foreign investment linked to plans for the creation of 35,000 new jobs to reduce the nation's unemployment.
And with the E.E.C., considering new trade agreements with Maghreb, Tunisia wants to ensure the most favourable terms are gained for its own exports.