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Tunisia now officially a COMESA member

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Tunisian Minister of Commerce Omar Behi (C) attends African Economic Forum in Tunis, Tunisia, April 24, 2018. African Economic Forum was held in Tunisian capital Tunis on Tuesday, with more than 900 participants from 38 African countries attending this forum. Xinhua/Adele Ezzine

TUNIS (Xinhua) – Tunisia has officially become the 20th member of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), after signing the Treaty of Accession of Tunisia to COMESA during the Summit of Heads of State and Government of COMESA member countries, in Lusaka, Zambia, last week. Tunisia formally applied for membership in COMESA, a structure of 20 African countries with 500 million inhabitants, in 2016. With its entry, the Tunisian economy now has direct access to the African economic group, The volume of trade between COMESA member countries has reached 235 billion dollars annually.

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