Minister of Economy, UTICA President discuss businesspersons’ concerns
16/10/2021 18:08, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - Minister of Economy and Planning Samir Saied said, on Friday afternoon, his department is committted to to carrying out the necessary consultations with the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) as well as with businesspersons, on the reforms needed to streamline the activity of investors and open up new horizons to entrepreneurs.

Speaking at a meeting with UTICA president Samir Majoul, the minister said he was listening to the concerns of businesspersons, with the aim of improving the investment climate.

He emphasised the major role played by the UTICA in wealth-creation and supporting development efforts, adding that the private sector remains the main «engine of growth,» especially in this difficult phase facing the country.

For his part, Majoul affirmed the Union's readiness to continue supporting business activity in the country and to the efforts aiming at overcoming the current difficulties and reviving the economy.

He spoke about the impact of the coronavirus health crisis on the various sectors and companies, stressing the need to provide needed support and accompaniment.

The two sides highlighted the need to improve the business climate, particularly in terms of legislation, incentives and finance, and to simplify procedures by combating bureaucracy.

They also underlined the delicate economic situation in the country and the importance of joining efforts and putting in place urgent measures to overcome the crisis as soon as possible.

Samir Saied was appointed on Monday, October 11, as Minister of Economy and Planning in Najla Bouden's government.

President of the Republic Kais Saied, on Wednesday September 29, asked Najla Bouden with forming a government, in application of the provisions of Presidential Decree No. 117 of 2021, dated September 22, 2021, on exceptional measures.

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