A Monegasque delegation led by Ms Isabelle Berro-Amadeï, Minister of External Relations and Cooperation, travelled to Tunisia earlier this month to meet local partners and visit projects supported by the Monegasque Cooperation department.

The working visit began with the participation of the Minister on the Board of Directors of MedFund, a trust fund for marine protected areas in the Mediterranean initiated by Tunisia, Monaco and France, and chaired this year by the Tunisian Minister of the Environment, Ms Leila Chikhaoui. During her meetings with a very committed Tunisian civil society, Ms. Berro-Amadeï was able to observe the central role of the Mediterranean in the various exchanges and partnerships underway.

She repeated “the commitment of the Prince’s Government to the entrepreneurship of women and young people around the Mediterranean”, and the support for two initiatives supported by the Monegasque Cooperation: the J-Med call for projects for young people and the Méditerranée Nouvelle Chance network (MedNC) which supports 343 integration schemes for 52,000 young people in nine Mediterranean countries. The Monegasque delegation also visited many partners, local, international and multilateral, in the areas of access to decent work (Shanti, Association Patrimoine pour l’Economie Solidaire, UN-Habitat) and Education and Child Protection (Rafiq, Handicap International, Health & Psychology, SOS Children’s Villages), both of which are among Monaco’s priority areas of cooperation in Tunisia.

Tunisia has been a cooperation country of the Principality since 1993, the year of Monaco’s accession to the United Nations. In 2008, a Framework Cooperation Agreement was signed between the two States, then in 2017 an agreement in the social field. Mrs. Isabelle Berro-Amadeï recently invited her Tunisian counterpart to co-chair in February 2024 in Monaco, the Fourth meeting of the Bilateral Foreign Affairs Commission between the two States.

Monaco continues cooperation with projects in Tunisia