“Very few French companies have left Tunisia over the past year,” Director General of the Tunisian-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Habib Gaida said in a statement to African Manager on Tuesday, January 12.
Their number did not exceed a dozen companies, he added, knowing that the average of companies that left the Tunisian territory before the revolution ranged between 20 and 30 companies.
“They are simply small companies that left because of their financial difficulties,” he said.
He, on the other hand, stressed that 80% of projects between extensions and new projects were completed in 2015, adding that “with this percentage, we are in the average realized before the outbreak of the revolution.”
The director general of the Tunisian-French Chamber, on the other hand, noted that French companies operating in Tunisia are concerned about the protests and social stability.
He said “we can see new investments in 2016 but from the second half, if the government, in coordination with the UGTT and UTICA , sign an agreement to guarantee social peace for a well determined period “.