Tunisian PM makes first official France visit

Jomaa's two-day visit comes at the invitation of his French counterpart, Manuel Valls.

Jomaa's two-day visit comes at the invitation of his French counterpart, Manuel Valls.

PARIS – Tunisia's Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa arrived in Paris for his first official visit to France since assuming office in January. 

Jomaa's two-day visit comes at the invitation of his French counterpart, Manuel Valls.

"I'm not here for money but to present a new image of Tunisia," Jomaa told French media on Sunday evening.

Jomaa has been accompanied by several ministers and a delegation of heads of enterprises led by Tunisian Industry, Trade and Handicrafts Union (UTICA) Chairwoman Wided Bouchamaoui.

Jomaa will have talks with Valls, France's President Francois Hollande, National Assembly President Claude Bartolone and Foreign and International Development Minister Laurent Fabius and French businessmen.

Jomaa said that efforts are being made to ensure that Tunisia's presidential election will take place before the end of 2014.

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