Several Tunisian-French agreements were signed in Tunis on Thursday at the end of the first meeting of the Tunisian-French High Council for Cooperation held at Edhiafa Palace, Carthage, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Youssef Chahed and his French counterpart Edouard Philippe.
The agreements signed concern in particular the fields of finance, business creation, development, financing of programs to stimulate investment and microfinance.
They also involve the areas of modernization of farms, renewable energies, training, higher education and technological research.
– Framework Agreement on the University Institutes of Technology (IUT / Higher Institutes of Technological Studies)
– Financing agreements for the Investment Recovery and Farm Modernization Program amounting to € 62 million.
– Financing agreement for a credit line granted to Amen Bank in the amount of € 15.3 million to support the microfinance sector.
– Financing agreement for an AFD green credit line to the International Bank Union (IBU) for an amount of € 15 million.
– Letter of intent for budget support to reforms related to the governance of the state.
– Joint statement on the establishment of the operational representation of the Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA) in Tunis.
– Memorandum of understanding between “AfricInvest” and “Agoranov” in the framework of the development of a network of Hubs in Tunisia and Africa dedicated to entrepreneurship and innovative startups.