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July 20, 2015
Tunisian Ambassador to Russia Ali Gutali said that Russia and Tunisia are considering using their national currencies in bilateral trade.

Tunisia may become a hub for Russian industries targeting Africa and the Middle East, Tunisian Ambassador to Russia Ali Gutali told Sputnik.

"We agreed to establish a strategic partnership encompassing industrial cooperation, joint"...


Omani FM pays tribute to Tunisian competences working in his country
August 2, 2015
Oman’s Foreign Minister Youssef Ben Alaoui Ben Abdallah paid tribute to the Tunisian competences working in its country and expressed delight at the widening of the Tunisian community living in Oman whose number has reached 6,000 persons working in the scientific, technical, educational and other sectors.

He also voiced satisfaction in a statement to reporters when emerging from his meeting with"...

Drafting of five-year development plan gets underway
August 2, 2015
Minister of Development, Investment and International Co-operation Yassine Brahim said Friday the drawing up of the five-year development plan (2016/2020) is now underway.

Brahim said at a press conference in La Kasbah the development plan, which should be finalised by January 31, 2016, will include strategic orientations and national priorities.

Projected growth rate revised downwards to 0.5% (minister)
August 2, 2015
The projected growth rate for 2015 was revised downwards from 3% to 0.5% in the draft supplementary finance law, Finance Minister Slim Chaker said Thursday at a press conference.

This is due to the economic crisis which Tunisia is going through, the minister said; the country will consequently post losses of about 461 MTD.

August 2, 2015
President of the Republic Béji Caid Essebsi received Friday in Carthage Religious Affairs Minister Othman Battikh and Director-General of the Company of National Services and Residence Moez Boujmil.

The meeting focused on preparations underway for the pilgrimage season as well as the steps taken to help Tunisian pilgrims with transport, accommodation and healthcare services.


August 2, 2015
"I am just like everyone else here. Muslim, Jew, Christian. We are all Tunisians," says one charismatic restaurant owner in a Tunis suburb.

Jacob Lellouche sits in his chair, smoking one cigarette after another, while answering calls from three different cell phones. People are trying to get a hold of him to inquire about what will be on today’s menu at Jacob's Restaurant Mamie Lilly. Named after his 88-year old mother Lilly, who still gives instructions and observes cooking preparations in the kitchen, Restaurant"...

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