External Affairs Minister(EAM) of India Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar has paid a visit to two nations Niger & Tunisia.This is his 1st visit to the African continent after becoming Foreign Minister & he was the 1st Indian EAM to visit Niger.EAM Jaishankar’s visit to Tunisia(22-23, January 2020)
India signs MoU with Tunisia to set up ICT center in Tunis
The Government of India (GoI) India has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tunisia, a North African country for the setting up of a ‘India- Tunisia centre for innovation in information and communication technologies (ICT)’ in Tunisia. It was signed by of India to Tunisia, Mr. Puneet R. Kundal & Mr. Mohamed Ali Nerjri, Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Smart Tunisian Technoprks in the presence of Jaishankar & acting Tunisian Foreign Minister Sabri Bachtobji.
i.The ICT set up will support business acceleration and enhance interactions between innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems between both the Nations.
ii.Both the sides also discussed 4th edition of India-Africa Summit 2020 (IAFS-IV), which scheduled to be held in India in September 2020. The 3rd edition of the Summit was held in (IAFS-III) New Delhi from 26–30 October 2015.
iii.The meet also discussed preparations for an upcoming 13th session of the Indo-Tunisian Joint Committee & different aspects of bilateral cooperation &a stock of regional and international issues of common interest.
India & Tunisia aims to expand bilateral economic ties, to work closely in multilateral forums
EAM S Jaishankar & hisTunisian counterpart Sabri Bachtobji discussed the matters on expanding the bilateral economic cooperation and agreed to work closely in multilateral forums.
EAM Jaishankar’s visit to Niger (20-21January 2020)
EAM S Jaishankar visited Niamey, Republic of Niger. He also met President of Niger, H. E. Mahamadou Issoufou & both the leaders jointly inaugurated the Mahatma Gandhi International Convention Centre (MGICC).
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Currency– Tunisian dinar.
President– Kais Saied.
Prime Minister (PM)- Brigi Rafini.
Currency– West African CFA (African Financial Community) Franc.