During an economic forum that followed the 18th summit of the Organization internationale de la Francophonie, Saied called on French-speaking countries to combine their efforts to revive growth and develop trade relations on the basis of cultural and linguistic proximity.
The minister also called for strengthening collaboration networks between businessmen, investors and companies in the French-speaking world, in order to promote the creation of wealth, projects and job opportunities in the countries concerned.
For her part, the Tunisian Minister of Trade and Export Development, Fadhila Rabhi, called for the removal of trade and investment barriers between French-speaking countries, as well as the use of supporting legislation in this regard.
The 18th La Francophonie summit, a two-day event that closed on Sunday on the southern Tunisian island of Djerba, brought together 89 delegations, including 31 heads of state and government from the francophone world, as well as leaders of organizations international and regional. ■