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Egyptian PM in Tunisia to Kick Off Joint Higher Committee Meetings

Egyptian PM in Tunisia to Kick Off Joint Higher Committee Meetings

Friday, 13 May, 2022 - 07:15
Tunisian Prime Minister Najla Bouden Romdhane (R) and the Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly (L) attend the Tunisian-Egyptian Economic Forum in Tunis, Tunisia, 12 May 2022. (EPA)

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly's visit to Tunisia received wide media coverage in both countries due to the anticipated economic results it is set to produce and the coordination of political positions over several regional issues, especially stability in neighboring Libya.

Upon his arrival, Madbouly was welcome at the airport by his Tunisian counterpart Najla Bouden Romdhane, who stressed her country' keenness on strengthening ties with Egypt.

The PM is heading Egypt's delegation at the 17th session of the Egyptian-Tunisian Higher Committee meetings, which kicked off Thursday and will run for two days.

The meetings are expected to include the signing of 11 agreements to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the Cairo and Tunis.

Madbouly's visit will also cover political affairs, noted observers, who underlined the rapprochement between Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi and his Tunisian counterpart Kais Saied.

Bouden's office said the meetings of the Higher Committee will be an opportunity to strengthen ties of brotherhood and cooperation that bind Egypt and Tunisia, hoping that they will be elevated to even higher levels.

Madbouly's office said the Egyptian-Tunisian economic forum will be held on the sidelines of the Higher Committee meetings, and will focus on studying investment prospects between Cairo and Tunis.

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