New Ambassador of Germany in Tunis, Jens Plotner has called on Tunisia to “enter into a partnership program in the field of energy including renewable energy offering new opportunities to enhance bilateral economic cooperation.”
The diplomat said in a meeting with Minister of Industry Lamine Chakhari, “Germany plans to intensify its cooperation with Tunisia thanks to the traditional relations between the two countries and the democratic environment available the country after the revolution favorable to investment and promising niches offered by partnership between the two countries. ”
The Minister highlighted the German will to promote bilateral economic cooperation, affirming the commitment of Tunisia to enter a new phase in energy cooperation based on the achievements of the existing partnership in the field of renewable energies that have received support from German programs and institutions which have actively contributed to boost renewable energy and its uses in Tunisia.
Both sides agreed to form a working group comprising on the Tunisian side the General Management of Energy, the Tunisian Company of Electricity and Gas Renewable Energy (STEG – ER) and the National Agency for Energy Control (ANME) that will shortly begin its work in Tunisia to prepare a partnership program in the field of energy to be adopted by both countries before the end of 2012.