As part of strengthening relations between Monaco and Tunisia, the fourth bilateral Cooperation Commission took place on February 22, 2024 in Monaco.

The Monegasque delegation was led by Ms. Isabelle Berro-Amadeï, Minister of External Relations and Cooperation. The Tunisian delegation was led by H.E. Mr. Nabil Ammar, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad.

The two heads of delegation welcomed the exemplary relations of friendship and cooperation between the two states and welcomed the positive results of the cooperative activities carried out since 1993. They underlined the shared desire to work to maintain and strengthen the bonds of friendship and cooperation that exist between the Tunisian and Monegasque people.

Ms. Isabelle Berro-Amadeï recalled the attachment of the Principality and its Sovereign Prince to the Mediterranean, “our common place of life and our true link.” She highlighted developments in cooperation since the signing of the Framework Agreement between the two States in 2008.

The action of Monegasque Cooperation in Tunisia now focuses on three priority areas of intervention: health, education/child protection and access to decent work. Cooperation places particular emphasis on the fight against school dropouts, access to employment and entrepreneurship for women and young people, in line with Tunisian national priorities.

Ms. Isabelle Berro-Amadeï declared: “The youth of the Mediterranean, on each of its shores, must be able to find their place and build a future for themselves. I am pleased that our cooperation with Tunisia has youth as its core target.”

His Excellency Mr. Nabil Ammar, spoke of Tunisia’s attachment to its membership in the Mediterranean area, the cradle of civilisations and a privileged place for cultural and human exchanges for both shores. In this regard, he recalled that the relations of friendship and cooperation between Tunisia and the Principality of Monaco have always been based on friendship and partnership, while indicating that Tunisia remains a major and promising partner.

At the end of these discussions, the two parties signed a sectoral Framework Agreement in the field of vocational training, key to access to employment for young people. To conclude this visit, a lunch brought together the two delegations with Minister of State Pierre Dartout at his Residence.

ORIGINAL SOURCE & PHOTO: Monaco Government Press Service