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Tunisia And France Sign Maritime Agreement

Tunisia and France sign maritime agreement

Tunis, Tunisia (PortSEurope) June 9, 2021 – During the visit of French Prime Minister Jean Castex to Tunisia, the two countries signed several cooperation agreements including in maritime transport. In total, the agreements cover the fields of maritime transport, natural disasters, seawater desalination, agriculture, commerce and digital technology. A credit agreement for €41 million ($49.72 million) was signed for the acquisition of six new tugs
with L’Office de la Marine Marchande et des Ports (Tunisia) to replace the six old ones acquired in 1980 and 1990. Another credit agreement worth €40 million ($48.51 million) was signed to finance a Tunisian program in developing resilience capacities to natural disasters. A partnership agreement was concluded between the Tunisian National Company for Water Exploitation and Distribution and French Development Agency, aiming to improve the industrial and environmental performance of two desalination stations in southeastern Tunisia with a budget of €202,000 ($244,973). Leading a high-level delegation, the French prime minister started Wednesday a two-day official visit to Tunisia to attend the third joint High Council of Cooperation. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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