The ambassador of Tunisia to the United States, H.E. Mohamed Salah Tekaya, is to be in Atlanta on Thursday, Feb. 16 where he will speak at a breakfast meeting to be held at the Commerce Club, 191 Peachtree St. NE.
Mr. Tekaya presented his credentials to President Obama on Dec. 7, 2010, only 10 days before the revolution that overthrew former President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali.
The Atlanta visit is part of a U.S. tour that he will be undertaking to discuss his country’s recovery plans and to promote opportunities in Tunisia for the development of renewable energy, infrastructure, tourism, franchising and information technology.
The U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Tunisian embassy in Washington and Tunisian American Young Professionals in hosting the multi-city road show that also has the support of the Overseas Private Investment Corp.
“Tunisia is ripe with opportunities for investors,” said Elizabeth Littlefield, OPIC’s CEO, in a news release. “There are three reasons for this: economic prospects, location and a talented, business-friendly workforce. Despite these opportunities, Tunisia is not on the radar screen or white boards of very many U.S. investors. At last count, Tunisia has an impressive 1,300 foreign investors, but only a mere 75 were U.S. companies.”
From 2003-2004, Mr. Tekaya served as Tunisia’s ambassador to Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, and then as ambassador to the Netherlands and Denmark from 2007-2010.
Mr. Tekaya also serves as his country’s ambassador to Mexico and Venezuela.
The cost of the breakfast, which begins at 7:30 a.m. with registration, is $25. To register go here.