A national council of Islamic economy has been founded in Tunisia with the aim of facilitating the development of the country’s Islamic financial system.
The council, whose board has 28 members, was officially launched on Thursday, May 10, businessesnews website reported.
The council has invited Tunisian economic experts and bank managers to join it.
Issuing Islamic bonds, establishing Takaful Islamic insurance, developing Islamic financial sector and launching Islamic banks are on the council’s agenda.
During the former Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s era, there were restrictions for Islamic activities in the North African country. With the ouster of the dictator, investors and economic experts have started efforts for developing Islamic economy in the country.