Prime Minister: Relations between Egypt and Tunisia are witnessing a major qualitative leap

Prime Minister Dr. Mostafa Madbouly and Tunisian Prime Minister Najla Boden held a press conference at the end of the seventeenth session of the Egyptian-Tunisian Joint High Committee, held in the Tunisian capital today, chaired by them, and with the participation of officials from the two fraternal countries.

At the beginning of his speech, the Prime Minister indicated that his visit to the Republic of Tunisia today is a historic visit on a personal level, as it is a starting point for deepening and increasing relations between the two fraternal countries on all fronts.

The Prime Minister expressed his congratulations at the meeting with President Kais Saied, President of the Republic of Tunisia, where he conveyed the greetings of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Tunisia’s leadership, government and people. , emphasizing Egypt’s full support for the Tunisian leadership and support for its efforts and steps to cross the country to stability and prosperity, as well as support The full Egypt of all Tunisian institutions, and its full confidence in the ability of the state , led by President Kais Saied, to achieve the hopes and aspirations of the fraternal Tunisian people.

Dr. Mostafa Madbouly stressed that relations between the two fraternities during this stage show a qualitative leap, beginning with the historic visit of President Qais Saeed to Cairo in April 2021, and the consequent improvement of the level of consultation. and coordination, which led to the holding of the meetings of the seventh session Ten for the Joint Committee between the two countries in Tunisia.

The Prime Minister praised the cultural and artistic activities and activities implemented so far within the framework of the Egyptian / Tunisian Common Cultural Year 2021-2022, taking into account its positive impact on highlighting the common denominators and the links between the to strengthen two. people, and note that the cultural relations between the two countries will be expanded and will not reduce its activities and events or limit it only to this year, which ensures its continuation after this year.

It has been agreed that 2022-2023 will be the year of Egyptian-Tunisian economic cooperation

The Prime Minister has indicated that with regard to economic cooperation, it has been agreed that the year 2022-2023 will be the year of Egyptian-Tunisian economic cooperation, with everything it includes of activities and projects aimed at increasing the volume of trade to increase trade and investment between the two countries, which explains that the periodicity of holding the Cooperation Forum The joint economic partnership between businessmen in the two countries will provide an effective mechanism for consensus on the different areas of cooperation, and any obstacles the movement of trade and investment Cooperation in the fields of transport, multimodal transport and logistics, and the participation of the private sector in the establishment of a regular shipping company between Egypt and Tunisia, in order to facilitate the movement of trade and the transport of goods and facilitate commodities.

Dr. Mostafa Madbouly referred to what we saw at the end of the committee’s meetings by signing a number of memoranda of understanding for cooperation in key areas including education, housing, agriculture, information technology, investment and financial management, and said: I will follow by myself with my fellow ministers the implementation of these documents on the ground during the coming period, He explained that a follow-up mechanism has been agreed, which ensures the implementation and translation of those documents in operational steps with a specific road map .

The Prime Minister added that with regard to regional issues of common interest, we discussed together the developments of the Palestinian cause and our firm commitment to the legal rights of the Palestinian people.

The developments of the Libyan file were also reviewed, saying: “We have renewed our countries’ support for the established principle that the Libyan / Libyan dialogue without any dictates or external interference is the only way to resolve, leading to the hold of the presidential and parliamentary elections in Libya simultaneously, adding: There is a strong position for Egypt in this regard.The need for the fulfillment of their responsibilities by the Libyan institutions, the unification of the military institution, and the dissolution of to respect militias.

The Prime Minister referred to the efforts of the Egyptian state in this regard, which included hosting the work of the Constitutional Path Committee to reach a comprehensive solution to the crisis in Libya. The link and the outputs of the Paris and Berlin tracks.

Regarding the file of the Ethiopian dam, Dr. Mustafa Madbouly Egypt’s full appreciation for Tunisia’s principled and firm stance announced by His Excellency President Kais Saied on this file, which supports, affirms Egyptian water security as an integral part of Arab water security, and urges compliance with obligations under international law, including the Declaration of Principles signed in 2015.

The Prime Minister took note of what has been reviewed regarding Egypt’s ongoing preparations to host the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in November 2022, and the efforts made by the Egyptian Presidency of the conference was used to deliver results that contribute to the implementation of the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement, and take into account the priorities of all parties. Emphasize the consensus on the need to increase the volume of cooperation in the field of green economy, new and renewable energy, and green hydrogen, as we have great opportunities in our two countries to introduce them.

The Prime Minister closed his speech by referring to Tunisia’s support for the success of the eighth session of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development TICAD 8, scheduled to be held in Tunisia next August, as well as our support. to sister Tunisia for the success of the eighteenth session of the Francophonie Summit to be held in November 2022. He reiterated his gratitude to the Tunisian Prime Minister, Ali Hassan The reception and hospitality, and we wish the stability, progress and prosperity of our sister Tunisia.

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