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Chahed’s talks in Khartoum with Speaker of Sudanese parliament and BADEA CEO

Published the:  23/03/2017

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Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said that his meeting in Khartoum on Thursday with Speaker of the Sudanese National Council Ibrahim Ahmed Omar allowed "to reaffirm the concern of Tunisia and Sudan to boost bilateral relations" and was an opportunity to "report on the important results of the meeting of the Tunisian-Sudanese High Joint Commission and the agreements it reached on the path of strengthening the bonds of fraternity and cooperation".

"I underlined to the Speaker of the Parliament that the presence in Sudan of a large Tunisian delegation and businessmen and the signing of agreements between economic operators is a clear expression of the two countries’ will to meet the level of bilateral relations, "he added.

Youssef Chahed said the talk also allowed to "mobilise efforts to consolidate trade relations between the two countries and to materialise the will of the two countries’ peoples to strengthen technical cooperation and make the most of the existing opportunities."

On the programme of the last day of his visit to Sudan, the Prime Minister also had a meeting with CEO of the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) Oueld Sidi Tah.

The head of the Arab bank stressed at the end of the meeting that the Tunisian PM underlined "Tunisia’s efforts to open up on Africa and its concern to see the Arab bank play a leading role in the reinforcement of this guidance through export promotion mechanisms

"The Prime Minister also underlined the need to make further known the Arab bank in Tunisia and its mechanisms of financing with the Tunisian institutions as well as the need to make further known the Tunisian skills and to strengthen their presence in the Arab and African countries, he added.

The Khartoum-based Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa contributes to the financing of projects in sub-Saharan African countries, intervenes in the various fields of cooperation in African countries, provides financial institutions and banking institutions with financing mechanisms of Arab-African exports and helps set up the private sector in Africa.

In 2016, the Arab bank launched a 20 million dinar financing line for the Amen Bank to finance Tunisian exports to Africa. It is also studying the possibility of making available to the Banque Internationale Arabe de Tunisie (BIAT) another financing line.