Managing-director of Tunisian trade representation in Benghazi Habib Hammami said the institution had hosted, since its creation last June and until November, nearly 15 Tunisian businessmen who had come individually to carry out projects and explore new co-operation opportunities in the country.
In a statement to TAP news agency, the official reminded that the number of Tunisian ventures set up in Libya does not exceed 30.
He called on "Tunisian enterprises to open representations in Libya and on businessmen to intensify their visits with a view to exploring the co-operation opportunities as well as potentials offered by the country, especially as competition is getting harsher in this market."
Elaborating about competition on the Libyan market, Mr. Hammami stressed that Tunisia is no longer the only investor in the country. Several other countries, as well as large world companies, are planning to settle there.
The representation's strategy in the post-January 14 Revolution period consists in providing the Tunisian exporters and businessmen with an updated commercial information.
Closeness of the Libyan market and solidarity ties binding the two countries are all assets and factors that should serve to strengthen competitiveness of the Tunisian products and services, he went on saying, pointing out that the civil engineering and reconstruction fields are the main promising sectors.
Mr. Hammami emphasised the need to re-open the Tunisian trade representation in Tripoli, closed since the outbreak of the January 14 Revolution.