EU ready to continue to support Tunisia

Minister of Foreign Affairs Othman Jerandi received, on Tuesday, a phone call from European Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi, focusing in particular on ways to strengthen strategic partnerships between Tunisia and the European Union (EU).

He commended the age-old relations binding Tunisia and the EU in all areas, particularly as regards technical and financial cooperation, welcoming the support provided by the Union to Tunisia during the democratic transition phase and the Coronavirus pandemic crisis.

Both sides reaffirmed their readiness to further strengthen strategic cooperation and to prepare well for the next bilateral deadlines, t

Representing more than 85% of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the country, the EU remains Tunisia's leading trading partner.

In July 1995, Tunisia was the first country on the southern shore of the Mediterranean to sign an association agreement with the European Union. This agreement came into force in 1998.

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