Tamim in Tunisia, many pacts signed
TUNIS THE Heir Apparent His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani held an official round of talks with the Tunisian Premier Hamadi Jebali and witnessed the signing of several pacts on Monday.
HH the Heir Apparent and his accompanying delegation were welcomed on arrival at the Tunis- Carthage International Airport by the Tunisian Prime Minister, Qatar’s Ambassador to Tunisia HE Saad Nasser al Hamidi and other senior officials.
He conveyed the greetings of the Emir His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani to the Tunisian President Dr Mohamed Moncef Marzouki and the Tunisian people wishing them success, progress and prosperity.
The talks, held at the Ministry of Human Rights and Transitional Justice in Tunis, were attended by members of the official delegation accompanying HH the Heir Apparent and a number of Tunisian ministers.
Bilateral ties, particularly economy and investment related and ways of developing them, besides regional and international issues of common concern were discussed.
After the talks, HH the Heir Apparent and the Tunisian Premier witnessed the signing of a protocol and a number of agreements and memorandums of understanding (MoU) between the two countries.
A protocol on cultural cooperation in the restoration, rehabilitation and development of archeological sites and historical monuments in Tunis and a MoU on encouraging and protecting mutual investments were signed.
Other MoUs signed included those on the Qatar Development Programme in Tunisia, cooperation between Qatar’s Public Prosecution and Tunisian Ministry of Justice, Sraouerten Phosphate Project, cooperation in oil refining between Qatar Petroleum International and the Tunisian Government and lastly, Cooperation between Qatar Electricity and Water Company and Tunisian Company for Electricity and Gas.
HH the Heir Apparent also called on Sheikh Rashid al Ghanoushy, leader of Tunisia’s Al Nahda movement party at his residence in Tunis.
Their discussions centred on cooperation between the two countries and issues of mutual interest.