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Essebsi meets EU officials to boost Tunisian economy

December 2, 2016 at 12:44 pm

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi is meeting European Union officials in Brussels to discuss ways to boost his country’s economy.

“The first visit by a Tunisian president to European Union institutions comes at a time when we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first cooperation agreement signed in 1976. Our meetings demonstrate at the highest level our determination to take a new step within the framework of a strategic relationship,” the EU said in a statement.

“These encounters reflect at the same time the depth of the ties that bind us and the Tunisian democratic.”

The meeting comes after the two-day International Investment Conference, Tunisia 2020, which concluded on Wednesday in Tunis.

Saudi Arabia, Qatar and France have promised more than $1 dollars in financial support for Tunisia aimed at reviving the country’s ailing economy.