Third India-Tunisia Foreign Office Consultations held in Tunis

May 4, 2015 11:01 IST

Third India-Tunisia Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) was held in Tunis from 29 April to 2 May 2015. The third round of FOC was held after a gap of 12 years.

The Indian delegation was led by Secretary (East) Anil Wadhwa who held comprehensive discussions with Mohamed Ezzine Shelaifa, Secretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia.

During the visit of Indian delegation to Tunisia, several bilateral and multilateral issues related to regional and international issues of mutual interest were discussed. Besides, the two sides also signed an Agreement on Exemption of Visas for Diplomatic and Official Passports.

Other discussions included
• Issues pertaining to TIFERT (Tunisia-India Fertiliser) plant, the bilateral joint venture in phosphates
• Further avenues of economic cooperation were explored and some specific items with potential for two-way trade were identified
• Ways of streamlining the procedure of registration of new pharmaceutical products was discussed

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