India, Tunisia sign MoUs for co-operation in IT, handicrafts sector

Jun 3, 2016 14:02 IST

India and Tunisia on 2 June 2016 signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for co-operation in Information Technology and promotion of traditional handicrafts.

The MoUs were signed after the delegation level talks between the two countries in the presence of Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari and Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid in Tunis. After the meet, the two nations also released a joint press statement saying that the entire gamut of bilateral as well global issues was discussed. The two sides had discussion on bilateral ties focused on economic partnership and adding new areas of collaboration in IT and education.

The two sides also decided to enhance co-operation in counter terrorism.

Apart from this, Ansari also appreciated Tunisia's support to India's candidature to the expanded United Nations Security Council. He also invited 350 Tunisian citizens to India for training in different institutes over the next five years.

He said that the meeting of the India-Tunisia Joint Committee will be held later in 2016 and focus of the meeting will be promotion of tourism.

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