Posted by: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

The Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) announced Monday that the leaders of Maghreb Employers’ associations agreed on Saturday in Libya, the revival of the Maghreb Union of employers.

Receiving the presidents of the employers’ organisations of the five Maghreb countries (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Mauritania), the head of the Libyan government, Faiz Al Serraj affirmed his support for this union, reports a UTICA statement published Monday.

UTICA President Samir Majoul underlined, on this occasion, the need to protect the Maghreb Union of Employers from the political conflicts that the region is going through and to concentrate on the economic and professional aspects.

The Employers’ leaders who gathered in Libya examined mechanisms that can revive this structure and encourage the establishment of a programme to support economic exchanges and investment in the Maghreb area.

They also agreed on the revision of the organic law of this union to more openness to other Maghreb professional organisations and the organisation of a Maghreb businessmen forum in Tripoli in January 2019.

According to the UTICA statement, the Tunisian delegation participating in tripoli meetings also met with Libyan officials.