Najla Bowden speaks to British Minister of State Tariq Ahmed

The head of government, Najla Bowden, spoke with Lord Tariq Ahmed, the British Minister of State for South Asia, North Africa, the United Nations and the Commonwealth, on Tuesday.

The meeting mainly focused on strengthening the partnership between Tunisia and the United Kingdom in various fields and means of strengthening bilateral relations in the context of renewable energy and sustainable development.

It also includes exploring new opportunities for cooperation in the fields of education, higher education, scientific research, human resource training, circular economy, green economy, blue economy and tourism.

The head of government welcomed the UK’s continued support for Tunisia, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On this occasion, he announced his desire to strengthen cooperation ties between Tunisia and the United Kingdom by furthering the implementation of new joint projects and programs such as the “Second Chance School”.

For his part, the British Minister of State reaffirmed his country’s determination to further strengthen cooperation ties with Tunisia in various fields, particularly in the field of renewable energy. “An area that represents a priority for both countries,” he said.

They reaffirmed that “the United Kingdom stands with Tunisia” and supports its efforts for the implementation of planned political, economic and social reforms and aims to “initiate negotiations with the International Monetary Fund”.

The meeting took place in the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and the Tunisian Foreign Minister, Othman Gerandi, and the British Ambassador to Tunisia, Helen Winterton.

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