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Qatar willing to boost co-operation with Tunisia (Crown Prince)

Published the:  26/04/2011

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April 26, 2011 - TAP - "Qatar is ready to strengthen its co-operation relations with Tunisia and broaden their scope to involve other fields," Sheikh Tamim Ben Hamad Al-Thani, Qatar's Crown Prince and Vice-Emir said, emphasizing his country's will to "step up efforts to recruit Tunisian skills, particularly university graduates to work in Qatar".
During the meeting he had, on Monday, with National Defense Minister Abdelkarim Zbidi, who was on an official visit in Doha, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani expressed his country's willingness to encourage Qatari investors to contribute to financing development projects planned by the Tunisian Government plans in various regions, in order to create new jobs and ensure balance between regions.
In this regard, the Tunisian and Qatari sides agreed on the creation, next week, of a joint Ministerial committee to be tasked with implementing these decisions.
Mr. Zbidi was carrying a written message from Interim President Foued Mebazaa to his brother Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of Qatar. He handed this message to Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani. The message focuses, in particular, on ways to develop bilateral relations and issues of mutual interest.
Accompanied by a high-level military delegation, the National Defense Minister had a set of talks with several Qatari officials including the Army Chief of Staff, the Labor Minister, the Health Minister, the Interior Minister and the Chief of the Presidential Guard.
Talks reviewed ways to further boost bilateral co-operation and broaden its fields, particularly in the area of technical co-operation.
Mr. Zbidi paid tribute to the State of Qatar for its efforts, alongside other sisterly and friendly countries, the UN and international and national organizations, to cope with the humanitarian crisis on the Tunisian-Libyan border and provide assistance to refugees of over 60 nationalities fleeing Libya.