Foreign Minister Erray holds talks with India's ambassador to Tunisia

Foreign Minister Noureddine Erray received on Wednesday India's ambassador to Tunisia Puneet R. Kundal.

The meeting focused on the long-standing ties of friendship binding the two countries and ways to boost bilateral cooperation in all fields,

On this occasion, Erray recalled the visit of Indian Minister of Foreign Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on January 22-23 to Tunisia, calling for intensifying visits exchange between the two countries’ officials and businessmen and diversifying the frameworks of economic and trade cooperation.

The Minister also stressed the need to develop the legal framework governing relations between the two countries and to hold the 13th session of the Tunisian-Indian Joint Committee as soon as possible.

He also stressed the need to broaden the scope of cooperation, particularly to high value-added sectors such as communication technologies.

For his part, the Indian ambassador affirmed his country's willingness to further develop its investments in Tunisia, calling for the implementation of the agreements concluded between the two countries.

Both sides asserted willingness to step up coordination and consultation on multilateral issues -- given that Tunisia is a non-permanent member of the Security Council -- and to cooperate in combating the coronavirus pandemic.

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