Hungary expressed, on Wednesday, its readiness to develop its partnership with Tunisia by activating the joint business council and communication between businessmen of the two countries.
This came in a meeting between Tunisian President Kais Saied and Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto, who is visiting the country, at the Carthage Palace in the capital, Tunis, according to a statement by the Presidency of the Republic of Tunisia, seen by The Eastern Herald.
According to the Tunisian statement, the Hungarian minister stressed “his country’s readiness to develop its partnerships with Tunisia within the framework of mutual respect.”
He pointed out that “this visit will be an occasion to enrich the legal framework regulating bilateral relations, and will constitute a framework for activating the joint business council and enhancing opportunities for communication and partnership between businessmen from the two countries.”
The Tunisian-Hungarian Joint Business Council discusses projects, investments, and areas of cooperation between the two countries. It usually convenes when high-level officials from both countries visit.
For his part, Qais Saeed called, according to the statement, “the need to strengthen relations between the two countries in the economic, investment and cultural fields, especially in higher education.”
In the same context, Tunisian Foreign Minister Othman Al-Grandi said that his Hungarian counterpart is on an official friendship visit to Tunisia.
And Al-Jarandi indicated, according to a video clip broadcast by the Tunisian Presidency’s page on Facebook, that “Hungary has provided Tunisia with 150,000 vaccination doses, in addition to a number of artificial respirators, as part of Tunisia’s help in addressing the Corona pandemic.”
As of Tuesday, the total number of people infected with Corona in Tunisia reached 719,903, of whom 25,443 died, according to Ministry of Health figures.
While the total of those who completed the vaccination (with two doses) in Tunisia reached 5 million and 397 thousand and 832 people.