Kuwaiti businessman meets Tunisian PM, discuss investment cooperation


Date : 14/11/2006

KUN0092 4 GEN 0187 FRANCE /AFP -HNE1 ECO-LD TUNISIA-KUWAIT Kuwaiti businessman meets Tunisian PM, discuss investment cooperation TUNIS, Nov 14 (KUNA) -- Managing Director and CEO of Kuwait Investment Projects Company (Kipco) Faisal Al-Ayyar held talks Tuesday with Tunisian Premier Mohammad Ghannouchi on ways of increasing investments in the North African country. Al-Ayyar, in remarks to the press after the meeting, said Kipco sought to explore more investment opportunities to double the size of its investments in Tunisia. He said his talks with Ghannouchi was a chance to get acquainted with the Legisiative framework of investments and incentives extended to foreign investors. Prime Minister Ghannouchi, said Al-Ayyar, expressed strong desire to attract Arab capitals into Tunisia. Al-Ayyar arrived here ealier today on top of a delegation representing Kipco within a tour to North African countries on the occasion of launching the North Africa Holding Company, which has a capital of USD 200 million. The company is designed to boost investment operations in Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Libya and Egypt. (pickup previous) nm.bs KUNA 142040 Nov 06NNNN