Tunisia: Fule to sign 27 mln financing agreements on visit

Third mission of the EU commissioner after the revolution

09 July, 17:13

(ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, JULY 09 - Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle visits Tunisia today, Monday 9 July, for the third time since the revolution to discuss EU-Tunisia relations and further EU support to democratic transition in the country, signing two major financing agreements worth a total of 27 million euros.

The EU Commissioner will sign two financing agreements under which the EU will provide support to improve the competitiveness of the services sector (20 million euros) and support the role of civil society in Tunisia (7 million euros). According to the Enpi website (www.enpi-info.eu), he will also sign financing contracts with local civil society organisations. Fule will meet Mr Hammadi Jebali, the Head of Government, Mr Mustapha Ben Jaafar, President of the National Constitutional Assembly, Mr Riadh Bettaieb, Minister in Charge of Investment and International Cooperation, and Mr Touhami Abdouli, Secretary of State in charge of European affairs.

During the visit, Fule will review the state of bilateral relations, in particular the important negotiations on new agreements in the field of trade, agriculture, mobility, industry and aviation. (ANSAmed)

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