Jhinaoui confers with Senegalease President Macky Sall | Tunisia News Gazette

Jhinaoui confers with Senegalease President Macky Sall

Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui had a talk on Friday in Dakar with Senegalese President Macky Sall, during which he conveyed to him a message from from President Beji Caid Essebsi inviting him to pay an official visit to Tunisia.

Sall welcomed the invitation whose date will be set later and in turn invited Caid Essebsi to make an official visit to Senegal.

Jhinanou affirmed Tunisia’s readiness to further foster co-operation and partnership relations with Senegal in the economic and trade fields, stressing the importance of the Tunisian-Senegalese economic forum held on July 13-14 in Dakar with the participation of the two countries’ businessmen and economic promoters in the identification of new opportunities for investment and partnership.

He affirmed in this regard, Tunisia’s willingness to make the most of Senegal’s experience in the organisation of the 15th summit of the International Organisation of la Francophonie as part of Tunisia’s preparations for its next summit in 2020, which coincides with its 50th anniversary.

The President of Senegal, for his part, commended the historic and privileged relations binding the two countries, asserting his country’s willingness to reinforce the presence of Tunisian businessmen and Tunisian economic enterprises in Senegal and in the West African space, to attract Tunisian investments in the industrial sectors and boost trade between the two countries.

He also expressed willingness to support Tunisia’s efforts to conclude a preferential trade agreement with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), notably during its next summit, affirming the two countries’ willingness to hold the 9th session of the High Joint Commission in the first half of 2018.

The two sides discussed a number of regional and international issues of mutual interest and stressed the importance of engaging in regular political dialogue between the two countries and strengthening bilateral co-operation in matters of security and fight against terrorism.

Source: TAP News Agency

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