Business meetings were held in Tunis between Mediterranean and Tunisian firms.
Organized by the Marseille-based Regional Association for the Development of International Industrial Cooperation (ADECI), these meetings aim to develop lasting business relationships, investments and business partnerships between the two shores of the Mediterranean.
We may mention, in this regard, the promotion of strategic sectors for development in the region. “We have every asset for a successful economic cooperation,” said Patrick German, First Vice-President of the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur Delegate for International Relations.
Patrick German, who was accompanied by Fouad Lakhoua, President of the Tunisian-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry, stressed the need to strengthen the Euro-Mediterranean partnership through strategic dialogue between Euro-Mediterranean enterprises, particularly in the environmental and energy context where the global demand for energy increases. “It is essential that our countries assess their potential and work together on strategic areas to provide a consistent positioning internationally,” he added.
Designed as unavoidable event, these meetings show the deployment of efforts by ADECI and CTFCI. In fact, 250 companies working in the areas of environment and energy have already participated in the exchange of knowledge and the transfer of know-how. Close cooperation in Euro-Mediterranean partnership activities should help implement reforms of the energy market and ensure a gradual harmonization of the legislative, regulatory and institutional frameworks in the field of energy between the Euro –Mediterranean countries, to create in the long term a common Euro-Mediterranean energy market.
It should also be noted that ADECI was born from the desire of entrepreneurs in the region of Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur who took the initiative to establish it in 1980 in Marseille. The ADECI brings together 200 industrial enterprises, as a non-profit association. The main objective of ADECI is to bring closer, ensure field support and advise regional businesses wishing to develop industrial partnerships with companies in the Mediterranean basin.