Thursday, 26 May 2022
WorldDaily briefing of Tunisian news

Daily briefing of Tunisian news

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*Tunisia-Egypt: Signing of 12 agreements and memorandums of understanding (AA)

The Head of Government, Najla Bouden, and the Egyptian Prime Minister, Mustapha Madbouli, chaired, on Friday, at the Government Palace in the Kasbah, a signing ceremony of 12 agreements and memorandums of understanding in various areas of cooperation between Tunisia and Egypt, following the work of the 17th edition of the Tunisian-Egyptian Joint High Commission.

The framework cooperation agreement covers the field of higher education and scientific research between the two countries, while the memorandums of understanding focus on several areas of activity, namely: agricultural cooperation, construction, the information technology, telecommunications and postal sector, the exchange of expertise in international cooperation, technical and scientific cooperation in the field of meteorology and climate, the promotion of women, families, children and the elderly, participation in fairs and international markets, and cooperation in the field of export development…

*Tunisia: the President flies to the United Arab Emirates (AA)

The President of the Republic, Kais Saied, flew to the United Arab Emirates on Saturday at dawn to offer his condolences on the occasion of the death of the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the President of the UAE.

Were present at the airport, the Head of Government, Najla Bouden, the Governor of Tunis, Kamel El Feki, the Mayor of Tunis, Souad Abderrahim, as well as the members of the Presidential Cabinet and the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates in Tunisia, Rashid al-Mansouri.

*Tunisia: towards the opening of a Tozeur-Paris airline (AA)

The governor of Tozeur (south), Mohamed Aymen Bejaoui, indicated on Friday that a work team representing the airline “Transavia”, affiliated with “Air France” had visited the region to examine the possibility of opening of an airline between Tozeur and Paris.

The delegation went, on this occasion, to Tozeur-Nefta airport to find out about its capacity to accommodate international flights and examine the improvement works that have been carried out recently, according to the same source, who mentioned the possibility of launching a Tozeur-Paris airline in October 2022.

It was agreed, at the end of this visit, to carry out a feasibility study which associates all the parties involved with a view to the reopening of international lines at Tozeur-Nefta airport and the support of economic development in the region.

*Tunisia: the national navy rescues 81 illegal migrants including a woman (AA)

The Tunisian navy said on Saturday it had rescued 81 migrants, including a woman, who were on board a makeshift boat from the Libyan coast.

The Tunisian military navy said the 81 migrants – 80 men and just one woman – were trying to illegally cross the Mediterranean Sea. The same source specifies that “38 migrants are from Egypt, 32 from Bangladesh, 10 from Sudan and 1 from Morocco”.

The migrants claimed that the boat left on the night of Friday May 13 to Saturday May 14, from the village of Abu Kammash, (western Libya), near the Tunisian border.

The candidates for immigration, aged between 20 and 38, were taken to El Ktef port, near Ben Guerdane (south-eastern Tunisia), close to the Libyan border, to be picked up by the National Guard. .

The Tunisian authorities announced in early May that they had recovered the bodies of 24 migrants from the sea, who had drowned, after their boats capsized off the coast of central-eastern Tunisia.

At least 2,000 migrants drowned or went missing in the Mediterranean in 2021, compared to 1,401 in 2020, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

*Rome Tournament: Ons Jabeur makes it to the final (Business News)

Tunisian tenniswoman Ons Jabeur qualified on Saturday May 14, 2022 for the final of the Rome tournament.

Ons Jabeur beat Russian Daria Kasatkina (6-4; 1-6; 7-5). In the final, she will face the Polish player, world first, Iga Swiatek.

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