The Abuja Chamber of Commerce (ACCI) is to partner with Tunisian business community as part of efforts to ensure that African countries are involved in high volume trade and commercial activities among themselves.
Speaking at the “Be-To-Be” Business Forum between ACCI and Tunisia which took place at the Chamber’s secretariat in Abuja, its President, Prince Adetokunbo Kayode reiterated the commitment of the ACCI to ensure that the abundant opportunities in the continent are harnessed for the full benefits of business community.
A statement by ACCI’s Media & Protocol Officer, Gena Lubem quoted Kayode as saying that “the Nigeria-Tunisia Business Forum offers another platform for strengthening of trade relations between our two friendly nations which will also go a long way in boosting regional commercial ties among African countries.
“As we move forward toward stronger economic relationships, I want to invite and encourage the Tunisian companies to seize the highly lucrative opportunities for investment in Nigeria in areas like integrated animal husbandry agriculture, industrial parks, hotels and tourism development and particularly the Abuja International Trade and Convention Centre.
“By the time the Memorandum of Understanding we have signed here begins to materialise and you have the opportunity to come here, you will discover that we have made significant progress. We are a chamber in a hurry. Our members are serious about business and they are so happy to do business with you, our Tunisia brothers.
“We will continue to open doors of opportunities for you by officially informing you about our activities and other business people in this country who would want to do business with you in areas of your strength such as agriculture, automobile, manufacturing, education, hospitality among other. In no distance future, we hope to establish aviation link between you and Abuja”.
Also speaking, the Vice President of Tunisian Union of Industry, Trade and Handcrafts (UTICA), Mr. Hichem Elloumi emphasised that the delegation has come and now gotten first-hand information on the great opportunities and good climate Nigeria is endowed with.
Elloumi also stressed both countries have a lot to benefit each other and called on the organised private sector in both countries to ensure that the relationship is sustained across the sectors both countries are interested in.