Kuwait’s Deputy Premier and Finance Minister Anas Al-Saleh said Monday Kuwait was keen on boosting its investment in Tunisia to improve economic growth in the north African nation.
Kuwait is interested in “the development of its investment and to contribute to improving economic development in Tunisia, which will eventually benefit bilateral relations,” Al-Saleh, also Acting Oil Minister, told KUNA and Kuwait TV.
Al-Saleh, speaking after arrival in Tunis, said he was representing His Highness Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to the International Conference in support of economic, social, and sustainable development in Tunisia (TUNISIA 2020) at the invitation of Tunisia President Beji Caid Essebsi and Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim Al-Thani.
He said Kuwait has been investing in different economic sectors in Tunisia since the mid-1970s.
“We are working on developing our investments in Tunisia to contribute to the revival of Tunisian economy and improve development levels,” he said.
Tunisian Defense Minister Farhat Horchani, who was receiving Al-Saleh, said Kuwaiti companies were among first firms investing in Tunisia, including in sectors of tourism and energy.
He hoped the two-day TUNISIA 2020 conference, which would begin tomorrow, would explore investment opportunities in Tunisia.
The conference, “The Road to Inclusion, Sustainability, and Efficiency,” aimed to attract foreign investments to Tunisia.