Country Profile

The Republic of Tunisia is located in the Maghreb region of North Africa, covering 163,610 square kilometres (63,170 square miles). Its northernmost point, Cape Angela, is also the northernmost point on the African continent. Tunisia is bordered by Algeria to the west and southwest, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. Tunisia’s name is derived from its capital city, Tunis (Berber native name: Tunest), which is located on its northeast coast. Tunisia has a high human development index and is an export-oriented country in the process of liberalizing and privatizing the economy.

Head of State: Son Excellence Monsieur Kais Saied

Capital City:
Independence Day: March 20, 1956

Area/Size of country (km²):
155, 360 km²
Time Zone: GMT+1

Languages: Arabic and French
Currency: Tunisian Dinar
GDP: USD 26.720 Billion
Natural resources: Petroleum, phosphates, iron ore, lead, zinc, salt and arable land

Population: 12 Million

Ministry Responsible for COMESA Affairs

Hon: Mrs. Kalthoum BEN REJEB Ep. GHEZZAH

Ministère du Commerce et du Développement des Exportation

shana Avenues

1002 Tunis – Tunisia

Tel: +260 211 226727

Fax: 226673


National COMESA Focal Point


CAdministrateur en Chef/Director of Cooperation with African Countries and the African Union

Ministry of Trade and Promotion of Exports

Road of Ghana-Hedi Nouira-Pierre De Coubertin


Tel: +216 71354434

Fax: +216 71 245 868

Cell/WhatsApp: +216 98707270/ 50707774

Email: Guesmi.noura.bmed@gmail.com; Noura.benmohamed@tunisia.gov.tn

Permanent Secretary in Lusaka

H.E. Bouzekri Rmili

Ambassadeur de Tunisie à Kinshasa

Adresse 67-69, avenue du Cercle, Kinshasa-Gombe

Lusaka, Zambia

Tel: +243 817 007 878

Cell: +243 828 008 984

WhatsApp: +216.24-707.270


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