CAIRO: Deputy Foreign Minister for the Maghreb Affairs Ambassador Youssef Ahmed Sharqawi said that talks between Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy and his Tunisian counterpart Mongi Hamdi reflected mutual keenness to boost bilateral relations in all fields and willingness to continue holding discussions to face regional challenges and solve international issues of common interest.
The two ministers agreed to work for promoting trade, investments and tourism in the two countries, in addition to facilitating travel of Egyptian and Tunisian citizens and businessmen which helps achieve common interests, Sharqawi said.
Sharqawi said that there are important mechanisms to promote relations between the two countries, such as a number of bilateral agreements, Agadir agreement, the Arab free trade agreement and others, noting that the size of trade between Egypt and Tunisia was worth 393 million dollars in 2012 which was 50% more than 2011.
Egypt’s foreign minister Nabil Fahmy met his Tunisian counterpart Mongi Hamdi on Monday. Ambassador Youssef Ahmed Sharqawi and and Tunisia’s ambassador in Egypt, Mahmoud Al Khameiri, attended the meeting.