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Tunisia, France sign five co-operation agreements

Published the:  14/02/2019

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(TAP) – Tunisia and France, on Thursday, signed five co-operation agreements in the areas development, higher education, transport and health.

The agreements were signed in Paris at the end of the second meeting of the Franco-Tunisian High Council for Co-operation co-chaired by Prime Minister Youssef Chahed and his French counterpart Edouard Philippe and attended by a number of Tunisian and French ministers.

They provide for the following:

- Reconversion of Tunisia’s debts accumulated during the period 2002-2007,

- Creation of a Franco-Tunisian University for Africa and the Mediterranean (UFTAM),

- Co-operation in the field of international road transport of persons,

- Financing by the French Development Agency (AFD) of the project to modernize the medical and health services in Sidi Bouzid.

- Project to support the implementation of the national health programme by digital means.

Created under an agreement reached during a visit by President Beji Caïd Essebsi to France on April 7, 2015, the Franco-Tunisian High Council for Co-operation held its first meeting on October 6, 2017.

Prime Minister Youssef Chahed is making an official visit to France from February 12 to 15