The President of the Council of Europe Herman Van Rompuy, will pay his first official visit to Tunisia on January 15, 2013, according to a statement from the European Union Delegation in Tunisia.
Note in this regard that the Tunisia-European Economic Task Force will hold its first meeting on January 15 in Tunis, in the presence of Interim Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali, ministers responsible for economic issues, Vice-President of the European Commission, Antonio Tajani and EU Special Representative for the Southern Mediterranean, Bernardino Leon.
According to the Prime Ministry, “the task force aims to formulate proposals to improve the business climate in Tunisia, to explore new opportunities for European companies in the country and strengthen economic and industrial cooperation and the role of SMEs. »
The EU Delegation in Tunisia, said in a statement that during this meeting “senior representatives of European business and employers’ associations who are members of the European Economic Task Force, will launch working routes and make concrete proposals to strengthen industrial cooperation between the EU and Tunisia and support SMEs, on the one hand and improve the business climate in Tunisia, on the other hand.”
According to the European delegation, the meeting will also be an opportunity “to identify and realize business opportunities between the EU and Tunisia, with the signing of several trade and partnership agreements between European companies and Tunisia.”
The Prime Ministry stated that “two memoranda of understanding will be signed at the end of the meeting, the first between Syphax Airlines / Telnet and Airbus for the purchase of 10 A320 aircraft and a partnership in the aeronautical engineering.
The second agreement will be signed “between Syphax Airlines / Telnet and Safran (French group of aeronautics), for the acquisition of CFM engines and the implementation of partnership projects in electronics production.”