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Promising prospects for Tunisian-Portuguese cooperation in ICTs, pharmaceutical and agri-food industries (Costa)

The prospects of Tunisian-Portuguese cooperation are promising in several fields, including ICTs, the pharmaceutical and agri-food industries, said Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa on an official visit to Tunisia, at the head of a business leaders’ delegation.

He commended, during the Tunisian-Portuguese economic forum held Tuesday at the headquarters of the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA), the democratic transition of Tunisia which allowed it to obtain the Nobel Peace Prize.

Trade between the two countries has increased to 170 million euros (about 499 million dinars) in 2016, said the Portuguese Minister of Economy Caldeira Cabral emphasising the success of cooperation particularly in the textile, agri-food, pharmaceutical and electronic equipment sectors.

The forum is an opportunity to strengthen this cooperation and establish new partnership relations between the two countries, pointing out that Portugal is working to diversify and develop its trade and tourism with Tunisia.

Over 46 Portuguese companies are installed in Tunisia, he said, emphasising his government’s will to encourage Portuguese investors to settle in Tunisia and vice versa.

For Export Promotion Centre (CEPEX) CEO Aziza Htira, the level of economic relations between the two countries remains below expectations especially as bilateral trade does not exceed 5% and is limited to a few sectors such as textiles and agri-food industries.

Htira noted in this connection, the potential for cooperation between the two countries in the pharmaceutical, renewable energy and automotive components sectors.

Tunisian-Portuguese relations are more than 60 years old, said president of UTICA Wided Bouchamaoui.

Source: TAP News Agency

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Promising prospects for Tunisian-Portuguese cooperation in ICTs, pharmaceutical and agri-food industries (Costa)

The prospects of Tunisian-Portuguese cooperation are promising in several fields, including ICTs, the pharmaceutical and agri-food industries, said Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa on an official visit to Tunisia, at the head of a business leaders’ delegation.

He commended, during the Tunisian-Portuguese economic forum held Tuesday at the headquarters of the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA), the democratic transition of Tunisia which allowed it to obtain the Nobel Peace Prize.

Trade between the two countries has increased to 170 million euros (about 499 million dinars) in 2016, said the Portuguese Minister of Economy Caldeira Cabral emphasising the success of cooperation particularly in the textile, agri-food, pharmaceutical and electronic equipment sectors.

The forum is an opportunity to strengthen this cooperation and establish new partnership relations between the two countries, pointing out that Portugal is working to diversify and develop its trade and tourism with Tunisia.

Over 46 Portuguese companies are installed in Tunisia, he said, emphasising his government’s will to encourage Portuguese investors to settle in Tunisia and vice versa.

For Export Promotion Centre (CEPEX) CEO Aziza Htira, the level of economic relations between the two countries remains below expectations especially as bilateral trade does not exceed 5% and is limited to a few sectors such as textiles and agri-food industries.

Htira noted in this connection, the potential for cooperation between the two countries in the pharmaceutical, renewable energy and automotive components sectors.

Tunisian-Portuguese relations are more than 60 years old, said president of UTICA Wided Bouchamaoui.

Source: TAP News Agency

President Beji Caid Essebsi met on Friday at Carthage Palace with Defence Minister Abdelkarim Zbidi.The
Al-Jomhouri Party Secretary-General and leader of the Civil Union Issam Chebbi on Friday called for
The decision to extend or not the term of the Truth and Dignity Commission (French:
President Beji Caid Essebsi met on Friday at Carthage Palace with Defence Minister Abdelkarim Zbidi.The
Pakistan's Foreign Affairs Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif is paying a two-day working visit to Tunisia