Annual Conference of Heads of Permanent and Consular Diplomatic Missions on July 24-28 in Tunis | Tunisia News Gazette

Annual Conference of Heads of Permanent and Consular Diplomatic Missions on July 24-28 in Tunis

The 35th annual Conference of Heads of Permanent and Consular Diplomatic Missions organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will take place from July 24 to 28 in Tunis on the theme “Economic Diplomacy: Example of Tunisian-African Cooperation”.

Prime Minister Youssef Chahed will preside over the opening of the conference on Wednesday, July 26, in Dar Dhiafa in Carthage and the President of the Republic will preside over the closing of the work at the Carthage palace, the Foreign Affairs Department said in a statement issued on Sunday.

In addition to the general conference, the programme of the conference includes interregional and regional conferences which will be organised for two days with the participation of several members of the government and representatives of the national organisations.

Besides, interactive sessions will be organised around the main theme of the conference and an economic day will be held on 28 July at the Exporter’s Centre with the participation of representatives of economic organisations, the private sector and the diplomatic and consular missions.

The organisation of this annual meeting, underlines the statement provides the occasion to set the priorities, to define the orientations and to modernise the working methods of the Foreign Affairs Department in order to reinforce the position of Tunisia on the International scene and to promote bilateral and multilateral relations.

According to the same source, as part of the implementation of the recommendations of the 2016 annual conference and of the actions taken by the Department to give priority to the economic dimension and development prospects in diplomatic action, the Diplomatic Conference will be placed on the theme: “Economic Diplomacy, the Example of Tunisian-African Cooperation”.

In the consular conference, emphasis will be placed on the theme “Protection of the rights and interests of Tunisians abroad and strengthening their contribution to the national development effort”.

The choice of the theme of economic diplomacy meets the needs to address the economic and development challenges facing Tunisia and is part of the will to gain access to new markets, attract investment, tourism, promote infrastructure, establish partnerships and create economic groups.

Source: TAP News Agency

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