Turkey, Tunisia pen development deal

Turkey, Tunisia pen development deal

TUNIS - Anatolia News Agency
Turkey, Tunisia pen development deal

Tunisian Foreign Minister Rafik Abdessalam (L) and Turkish Ambassador to Tunisia Ömer Gücük sign a cooperation agreement on development and assistance.

Turkey and Tunisia signed a cooperation agreement within the scope of development and technical assistance on Oct. 12. The agreement was signed at a gathering attended by Tunisian Foreign Minister Rafik Abdessalam and Turkish ambassador in Tunis, Ömer Gücük.

The agreement, aiming to draw a legal framework for cooperation between the two countries, supports projects on the development of human and local resources. It also aims to improve agricultural, food, and water resources as well as to cooperate in the areas of infrastructure, energy, tourism, education and scientific researches.

Turkey also made the first delivery as part of the pledged logistic support worth $41 million to Tunisia on Oct. 12.

The Turkish International Cooperation Agency (TIKA) Deputy President Harun Tuncer delivered four ambulances and four street cleaning trucks to the Tunisian Interior Ministry authorities at a ceremony held in front of the Ministry.

Secretary General of the Ministry, Said el-Musheymi, told Anatolia news agency that Turkey pledged logistical support worth $41 million for civilian and municipal purposes. He also thanked the Turkish government for its support during the revolution and the subsequent transition period.

Following the ceremony, Tunisian Interior Minister Ali Laarayedh received Turkish authorities.