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Letter of intent for co-operation between Tunisia and Netherlands inked

Published the:  25/04/2018

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(TAP special correspondent Sofien Manai) - A Letter of intent for co-operation was signed Wednesday in The Hague at the end of a meeting between Prime Minister Youssef Chahed and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

According to this document, bilateral co-operation should be further boosted, particularly in economy, agriculture, migration, security, counter terrorism and extremism fields.

After the outbreak of the 2011 Revolution, high-level visit exchanges have intensified between the two countries, giving a new impetus to bilateral co-operation.

According to a note distributed to journalists, the Netherlands is an investment-generating country in Tunisia. Dutch companies operating in Tunisia are at the number of 83, 43 of which are in the textile and clothing field. These companies provide over 13,614 jobs.

The lion share of Dutch investments is in the textile-clothing and energy fields.

The total value of products imported from the Netherlands is worth 527 million dinars, whereas products exported by Tunisia to this country are worth 603 million dinars.

The number of Dutch tourists to Tunisia has been rising from 7,740 in 2016 to 11,150 in 2017, up by 44%.