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Emir says Qatar to give $1.25bn in aid to Tunisia

November 30, 2016 at 4:19 am

Qatar will offer $1.25 billion to Tunisia to help revive the country’s economy, Qatar’s Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani told a conference in Tunis on Tuesday.

“I am pleased to announce that Qatar will direct an amount of 1 billion and 250 million US dollars to contribute to supporting the economy of Tunisia and reinforce its [Tunisia’s] development path,” he said during the Tunisia2020 conference.

The conference lasts for two days during which the country’s government presents to foreign investors around 140 projects worth 30 billion euros.

He praised the Tunisian people saying that it has decided to “build its country based on [political] plurality and human dignity and freedom, and based on the common denominator between all [Tunisian] political forces, which is Tunisia’s interest, away from tyranny.”

“Will we help them [the people of Tunisia] so that the experience would succeed or will we watch them from afar confronting obstacles alone then look later for the reasons behind despair and frustration, and their destructive repercussions?”