Jointly with the Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), UNIDO ITPO Tokyo co-organized “Tunisia Investment and Business Seminar” in Tokyo on 6 February 2019.
The seminar was attended by nearly 130 people mainly from the private sector, which reflects growing interest in Tunisia with its strategic location to the Arabic, African and European markets.
Following the welcome remarks by H.E. Mr. Mohamed Elloumi, Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia to Japan, Hon. Sabri Bachtobji, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in Tunisia mentioned many foreign companies are operating in Tunisia and encouraged further investment by Japanese companies in his keynote speech. Then Mr. Fadhel Hassayoune, General Director of International Cooperation, Ministry of Development, Investment and International Cooperation gave a presentation and stressed its geographical advantage as an investment and business hub to to Africa, Middle East and Europe as well as a pool of talents especially in science and engineering. Mr. Zied Braham, Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA-Tunisia) also took the floor and introduced business opportunities in the energy and other promising sectors.
From Japanese companies, Mr. Paul Bradley, Senior Specialist of Planning Division, YAZAKI Corporation and Mr. Ryuichi Kuwano, Manager of Market Development Division, NEC Corporation presented their business expansion in Tunisia.
Date/time: 6 February 2019 (Wed), 16:00-17:30
Venue: International Conference Room, JICA Ichigaya, Tokyo
Organizer: Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia in Japan
Co-organizers: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), UNIDO ITPO Tokyo
Supporter: Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Language: French-Japanese with simultaneous translation
Mr. Junichi Yamada, Senior Vice-President, JICA
H.E. Mr. Mohamed Elloumi
Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia to Japan
“New Economic Orientations and Opportunities of Investment in Tunisia”
Hon. Sabri Bachtobji, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in Tunisia
“Tunisia: Economic overview and Investment Climate”
Mr. Fadhel Hassayoune, General Director, International Cooperation
Ministry of Development, Investment and International Cooperation
“Investment and Business Opportunities in TUNISIA”
Mr. Zied Braham, Representative
Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA-Tunisia)
Mr. Paul Bradley, Senior Specialist, Planning Division, YAZAKI Corporation
Mr. Ryuichi Kuwano Manager, Market Development Division, NEC Corporation
Mr. Yuko Yasunaga, Head, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo