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Tunisia, Saudi Arabia sign several agreements valued at 350 MD

Published the:  13/12/2018

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(TAP) - Tunisia and Saudi Arabia, on Thursday, signed a series of agreements worth 350 million dinars to finance projects for agricultural development and drinking water supply in rural areas.

These agreements concern a credit to fund the integrated agricultural development project in some priority regions, including Joumime, Ghezala, Sejnane (Bizerte governorate), in addition to donations to restore religious sites.

These agreements were signed in the presence of Minister of Development, Investment and International Co-operation Zied Ladhari, Minister of Trade Omar El Behi and Minister to the Prime Minister in charge of Relations with the Parliament Iyed Dahmani and Tunisia’s Ambassador to Riyadh Lotfi Ben Gaied.

They were were signed as part of the visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (December 13 and 14) of Prime Minister Youssef Chahed who met in Riyadh with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.

The two sides discussed "ways to bolster bilateral co-operation in a number of priority areas, including economy, finance, investment and security and military cooperation, besides the sharing scientific and cultural expertise".

The meeting also highlighted the preparations underway for the organisation of the 30th Arab Summit scheduled for March 2019 in Tunis