India Tunis hold office consultations

Apr 30: The 4th round of India-Tunisia Foreign Office Consultations was held through video conference on 30 April 2021, led by Shri Sanjay Bhattacharyya, Secretary (CPV & OIA) and Mr. Mohamed Ali Nafti, Secretary of State to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad.

Both sides comprehensively reviewed the progress in ongoing cooperation, including detailed discussions on the further strengthening and future directions of growth of bilateral cooperation.

Both sides noted the upward trend in the trade volumes between the two countries and agreed to take all possible steps to promote bilateral trade & investment including enhancing cooperation in the fields of renewable energy, infrastructure, transport and automobiles, textiles, agriculture, drugs & pharmaceuticals, healthcare, ICT, SMEs and energy. They urged business community to engage closely for mutual benefit.

Both sides discussed to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 pandemic and noted with appreciation the cooperation on COVID-19 related issues.

As members of UNSC, the two sides also had an in-depth exchange of views on regional and international issues of mutual interest underscoring the commonality of views between the two sides on global issues.

Both sides agreed on the importance of continuing the upward momentum in the relationship through exchange of regular visits and consultations, and agreed to hold the next Joint Commission meeting at Ministerial level in New Delhi at a mutually convenient date.

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