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Tunisia, France sign agreement to boost energy co-operation

Published the:  07/03/2011

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March. 7, 2011 TAP - A Memorandum of co-operation was signed, on Monday in Tunis, by the National Energy Control Agency (ANME) and the French Environment and Energy Control Agency (ADEME).
Under this agreement, the two sides will endeavour to strengthen institutional, methodological and technical co-operation, by conducting studies and projects in the energy control field.
The agreement also provides for seeking bilateral and multi-lateral funding, boosting French investment projects in Tunisia and developing Tunisian-French partnership between universities, laboratories, research offices, research and development experts and communities.
The two sides will also work together to step up the exchange of information and documentation and establish contact between the two countries' research bodies and industrialists.
With a duration of three years renewable, the agreement also provides for boosting mutual technical missions and training action and strengthening partnership as part of North-South co-operation.
The signing ceremony took place at the end of a working session held, on Monday, under chairmanship of Secretary of State in charge of Energy Abdelaziz Rassaa and French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transportation and Housing Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet.