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. 

Country Profile

Head of State: Son Excellence Monsieur Kais Saied

Capital City: Tunis

Independence Day: March 20, 1956

Languages: Arabic and French

Currency: Tunisian Dinar

Area/Size of country (km²): 155, 360 km²

Natural resources: petroleum, phosphates, iron ore, lead, zinc, salt and arable land

Time Zone:GMT+1

Population: 12 million

Government website link

Ministry Responsible for COMESA Affairs

E Mr Mohamed Msilini

of Trade

Hedi Nouira and Ghana Avenues

1002 Tunis- Tunisia 



Permanent Representative to COMESA

H.E. Bouzekri Rmili

Ambassadeur de Tunisie à Kinshasa

Adresse 67-69, avenue du Cercle,


Office# +243 817 007 878

Cell# +243 828 008 984

WhatsApp # +216.24-707.270

Courriel : adelmaermili@yahoo.fr

Focal Point

Chawki Jaballi, Public Services Advisor / Director of Cooperation with African Countries and the African Union

Email: chaouki.jaballi@tunisia.gov.tn / chaouki.jaballi@gmail.com

Tel: +216 71 354 434

Fax: +216 71 245 868

Mobile. +216 22 45 83 84 / +216 55 87 11 31