The triumph of pragmatism

Versi, Anver
March 1999
Middle East;Mar99, Issue 288, Tunisia p4
Focuses on the transformation of Tunisia under the leadership of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Plans to open its border to free trade with the European Union; Ben Ali's first priority after taking over as president in 1987; Creation of an open society; Development of a highly qualified workforce; Allocation of 20 percent of the budget to education. INSET: Tunisia: The country which gave Africa its name..


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