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The 8th session of the Tunisian-Ivorian High Joint Commission

Published the:  25/04/2016

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25 April 2016 - TAP – The 8th session of the Tunisian-Ivorian High Joint Commission opened, on Monday in Abidjan.

Co-chairing the session with his Ivorian counterpart, Prime Minister Habib Essid said the commission meeting provides the opportunity to prospect new partnership opportunities.

He added that it will discuss, in particular, co-operation in higher education, vocational training, health, agriculture, information and communication technologies, culture and housing. 

The Prime Minister also spoke of the terrorist attacks that hit Sahel and Sahara countries, as well as Tunisia and Ivory Coast, impacting negatively on the two countries’ economies and on international peace and security.

In this context, he called for a co-ordination between the two countries’ security bodies, particularly in terms of intelligence.

For his part, Ivorian Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan emphasized the need to strengthen the co-operation relations binding the two countries and explore new partnership opportunities.

Several partnership agreements will be signed at the end of the Tunisian-Ivorian high joint committee 8^th session.

Prime Minister Habib Essid is making a working and friendship visit to Côte d’Ivoire on April 25 and 26, at the invitation of his Ivorian counterpart.

He is accompanied by the Minister of Vocational Training and Employment, the Minister of Public Works, Housing and Spatial Planning and the Minister of Tourism and Handicrafts.

Côte d’Ivoire is the third economic partner of Tunisia in Sub-Saharan Africa with an overall volume of trade of 86 MTD.