The Tunisian Union of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) will open an office representing it in Tripoli, Libya, to strengthen the economic relations between the two countries.
In a statement released on Friday, Mrs. Wided Bouchamaoui, chairwoman of the employers' organisation, said this office will establish necessary mechanisms to help and encourage Tunisian and Libyan companies to boost their investment in both countries.
She said that this office will adopt a new approach that will lay down the foundations of a strong partnership between Tunisian and Libyan companies, relying on economic complementarity, promotion of joint investment and development of bilateral trade exchanges.
It should be noted that the UTICA chairwoman had conferred, on Thursday in Tunis, with Mr. Mohamed Montassar, member of the Libyan National Transition Council on preparations for the opening of the office.
During the talk, both sides had agreed to organise a mission of Tunisian businessmen in Libya in the course of this month.
The Libyan official emphasised the need to strengthen partnership between Tunisian and Libyan companies, particularly in this critical period both countries are living through.