Tunisia's African dimension

Versi, Anver
July 2003
Middle East;Jul2003, Issue 336, p34
Tunisia has been intimately involved in the affairs of the rest of the continent from the era of the fight for independence to the current thrust for economic development. African organizations such as the African Union (AU, formerly the OAU) and international ones such as the United Nations have taken full advantage of the diplomatic and negotiating skills found in Tunisia for conflict resolution and peacekeeping activities. Various bilateral trade agreements have seen the volume of trade, especially services, between Tunisia and Sub-Saharan Africa increase in value terms by almost 400% over the last decade. An increasing number of Tunisian technical and management experts are also being recruited by private national and multinational firms to run enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa.


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