Tunisian business leaders strive to strengthen their position in African market 
05/12/2022 21:35, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP correspondent Khedija Bousselmi) - Nearly 70 Tunisian businessmen and women are working, with the support of the government, to strengthen their position in the African market by taking advantage of its opening after the signing of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).

The Tunisian business leaders who arrived Sunday evening in the Ivorian capital Abidjan as part of an economic mission organised by Connect International, aspire to access this market through the establishment of partnerships in their sectors of activity, namely food processing, health, metal industries, ICT, insurance and construction.

This economic mission aims at prospecting the sectors with strong export potential for Tunisian companies in addition to encouraging the establishment of Tunisian companies in Ivory Coast.

The Tunisian delegation plans to make field visits to the port of Abidjan, the village of information technology, communication and biotechnology, as well as to economic clusters.

The programme of this mission, organised in collaboration with the Ivorian economic partners, also includes a workshop on the business climate in Ivory Coast and official meetings with Ivorian government officials.

Tunisia is the first supplier of Ivory Coast with various products, such as white cement, plaster, and olive oil.

The Ivory Coast, a strategic partner, is the first customer of Tunisia in Sub-Saharan Africa and the 3rd in the African continent after Algeria, Libya and Morocco.

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