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Tunisia PM appoints Jewish businessman as tourism minister

Tunisia PM appoints Jewish businessman as tourism minister

Tunisia

<p>Tunisia has a news tourism minister following a reshuffle by Prime Minister Youssef Chad on Monday evening.</p> <p>PM Chahed named Rene Trabelsi for the tourism portfolio. The Jewish businessman is one of ten new faces in Chahed’s cabinet. Trabelsi’s appointment despite Tunisia being a Muslim Arab country has been seen as a crucial move.</p> <p>The Prime Minister hopes that the new faces will inject some much needed urgency into his government that has been slammed for failure to fix an economic crisis.</p> <p>Tunisia’s tourism sector experienced a slump following terrorist attack on foreign tourists in Sousse. It was reported to have picked after some years even though analysts maintained that more needed to be done.</p> <p>Tourism is a mainstay of the country’s economy.</p>
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