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Youssef Chahed meets in Khartoum with Sudanese Prime Minister

Published the:  22/03/2017

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Means to strengthen Tunisian-Sudanese co-operation in the economic, social and cultural fields were at the centre of the talk on Wednesday between Prime Minister Youssef Chahed and Sudanese Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Salah, said Sudanese Foreign Minister Kamel Ismail.

"Both sides emphasised that there are a number of opportunities and advantages that they can benefit from in order to materialise bilateral cooperation and reaffirmed the two countries’ political will to promote cooperation through agreements that will be transformed into effective programmes", he added.

The Sudanese FM stressed that the participation of a large ministerial delegation and a large group of Tunisian businessmen in this visit to Sudan "testifies to the great concern of Tunisia to reinforce the bilateral cooperation and to achieve the two countries’ aspirations for further growth".

Prime Minister Youssef Chahed met earlier in Khartoum with a group of Tunisian nationals in Sudan, highlighting Tunisia's concern to take advantage of the skills of its citizens abroad and boost a new economic diplomacy.

Emphasising that Tunisia needs all these skills, Youssef Chahed affirmed that the national unity government has made the security issues, interest in youth and social issues one of its highest priorities.

In this connection, Youssef Chahed called on the Secretariat of State for Tunisians Expatriates to consolidate its actions, to strengthen the ties with Tunisian nationals all over the world in order to bolster their ties with the homeland and to encourage them to contribute to its growth and to invest in their country.

The Tunisian nationals requested on this occasion the reopening of the Tunis-Khartoum airlink and underlined the importance of giving the necessary interest to the consolidation of the Tunisian-Sudanese relations, especially since Sudan constitutes a bridge towards Africa and Tunisia a bridge to the Arab Maghreb and Europe.