Tunisia elected first VP of AU Committee of Champions for Education, Science and Technology | Tunisia News Gazette

Tunisia elected first VP of AU Committee of Champions for Education, Science and Technology

Tunisia has been elected first vice-president of the African Union’s Committee of 10 Heads of State and Government Champions for Education, Science and Technology.

The presidency of Committee went to Senegal and the second vice-presidency to Malawi.

Speaking at the Committee meeting, on the sidelines of the 30th Ordinary Summit of the Pan-African Organisation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui highlighted the importance Tunisia gives to education, science and technology.

He stressed the commitment to strengthen cooperation with African countries in these areas.

The minister recalled Tunisia’s decision to host more sub-Saharan students and its commitment to explore new opportunities for exchanges in the fields of scientific research and higher education.

Quoted in Foreign Ministry statement, Jhinaoui commended the efforts of the African Union to promote the level of education of African youth and enable countries of the continent to better invest in their human resources and to meet development challenges.

The minister reaffirmed that Tunisia is always ready to make its technical expertise available to African countries.

Source: TAP News Agency

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