Tunisia and France, on Thursday, signed five co-operation agreements in the areas development, higher education, transport and health.
The agreements were signed in Paris at the end of the second meeting of the Franco-Tunisian High Council for Co-operation co-chaired by Prime Minister Youssef Chahed and his French counterpart Edouard Philippe and attended by a number of Tunisian and French ministers.
They provide for the following:
– Reconversion of Tunisia’s debts accumulated during the period 2002-2007,
– Creation of a Franco-Tunisian University for Africa and the Mediterranean (UFTAM),
– Co-operation in the field of international road transport of persons,
– Financing by the French Development Agency (AFD) of the project to modernize the medical and health services in Sidi Bouzid.
– Project to support the implementation of the national health program by digital means.
Created under an agreement reached during a visit by President Beji Caïd Essebsi to France on April 7, 2015, the Franco-Tunisian High Council for Co-operation held its first meeting on October 6, 2017.
Prime Minister Youssef Chahed is making an official visit to France from February 12 to 15