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Prime Minister and his Jordanian counterpart chair Tunisian-Jordanian High Joint Commission

Published the:  23/11/2017

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(TAP) – Prime Minister Youssef Chahed and his Jordanian counterpart, Hani Al-Mulki co-chaired, Thursday afternoon at the Kasbah Government Palace, the 9th session of the Tunisian-Jordanian High Joint Commission.

The works were crowned by the signing of several co-operation agreements in the fields of maritime transport, investment, tourism, industry, export development, handicrafts, culture and protection of the consumer for the years 2018, 2019, 2020.

The Prime Minister held a joint press conference with his Jordanian counterpart, during which he praised "the privileged relations binding the two countries on the basis of political and economic rapprochement", a statement of the prime ministry underlines.

Youssef Chahed also noted "a great similarity between the Tunisian and Jordanian experiences", indicating that the meeting of the High Joint Commission has made it possible to discuss ways to promote bilateral cooperation relations at both commercial and economic level, but also at the exchange of experts and expertise, especially in the fields of digitisation and technologies.

The Prime Minister also said that it was agreed to set up a mechanism for monitoring cooperation programmes and recommendations stemming from the meeting of the High Joint Commission.

He commended the Tunisian-Jordanian Investment Conference held Wednesday in Tunis with the participation of more than 40 Jordanian economic actors alongside their Tunisian counterparts.

The meeting was devoted to the prospection of new opportunities for investment in buoyant niches including the pharmaceutical industry and the manufacture of drugs in Jordan and agriculture and industry in Tunisia, the statement said.

Youssef Chahed affirmed the joint political will of the two parties to intensify the exchange of visits between the official delegations of the two countries marked by the visit of the President of the Republic, in 2015, in Jordan and the visit paid by the Jordanian Prime Minister in Tunis.

For his part, Jordanian Prime Minister Hani Al-Mulki stressed the importance of political and economic cooperation in the interest of the two sisterly countries, noting that his meeting this morning with the President of the Republic was an opportunity to focus on the common will to further promote bilateral cooperation.

He underlined the importance of making the most of the mutual experiences of the two countries in their mutual interests and in the service of both peoples, adding "we must take difficult steps in both countries to achieve growth of our nations and peoples and face up common challenges".