35.7 C
Doha
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Qatar’s Emir pledges $1.25 billion to support Tunisia

-

Photo for illustrative purposes only.
Photo for illustrative purposes only.

Qatar will support Tunisia’s economic and social development with US$1.25 billion in investments over the next five years, the Emir has announced.

During a conference in Tunis yesterday, Sheikh Tamim said economic development will help solve the country’s unemployment issues, QNA reports.

He added:

“We have people in Tunisia who decided to build their country on the basis of pluralism, human dignity and freedom, as well as on the basis of the common denominator between the political forces, i.e., the interests of Tunisia, away from tyranny.

Are we going to help them to make their experiment a success or to stand idly by to watch them facing difficulties alone and to come later to look into the reasons for despair and frustration and their ensuing destructive results?”

Employment

During his first state visit to Qatar in May, President Beji Caid Essebsi highlighted youth unemployment as a key challenge facing Tunisia.

At the time, Essebi’s minister for employment said the government was keen on increasing the number of Tunisia laborers working in Qatar.

Currently, some 20,000 Tunisian nationals live and work here, a figure that has quintupled since 2012.

Yesterday, other countries including Saudi Arabia, France and Turkey also pledged millions of dollars to support Tunisia’s government transition following the 2011 revolution.

Thoughts?

Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Related Articles

- Advertisment -

Most Read

Littering in Qatar could cost you QAR 10,000

0
World Cleanup Day is the largest global cleanup event of the year. Qatari authorities announced a QAR 10,000 penalty for anyone caught littering at beaches,...

Subscribe to Doha News below!

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.