Turkish Minister of Economy Nihat Zeybekci said his country wants to find solutions to improve the balance of trade with Tunisia.

The trade balance with Turkey showed a deficit exceeding 1,482 MTD, the Ministry of Development, Investment and International Cooperation Saturday said in a press release.

Zeybekci said, as he met Saturday with Minister of Development, Investment and International Cooperation Mohamed Fadhel Abdelkefi, his country welcomes all proposals to restore trade balance, including increased and diversified Tunisian exports such as phosphate and olive oil.

Turkey is likewise willing to provide economic and financial support to Tunisia and encourage Turkish firms to invest in vital fields, particularly infrastructure projects.

Abdelkefi expressed hope direct investments in Tunisia will grow and said Turkey can build on Tunisia’s strategic advantages to conquer new markets like Africa.

The Tunisian government lends interest to public-private partnership and is keen to capitalise on Turkey’s experience, the Minister also highlighted.

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