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  • Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Egypt, Tunisia to Strengthen Regional Economic and Technical Development Cooperation at the 17th Joint Higher Committee

In line with Egypt’s vision to strengthen regional economic and technical development partnerships, preparations have been underway in Tunis, Tunisia, for holding the 17th session of the Egyptian-Tunisian Joint Higher Committee. 

The Egyptian-Tunisian Joint Higher Committee falls under a government vision that emphasizes win-win economic and technical cooperation between both countries in order to use regional trade integration as a tool to spur mutual economic benefits and investment opportunities. 

The committee’s agenda covers cooperation in a variety of priority issues, including technical and cooperation in trade, petroleum, energy, higher education, health, housing, finance, and transportation. 

The Egyptian delegation includes representatives of 22 ministries and national representatives headed by the Ministry of International Cooperation. It also includes representatives from the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Electricity, Mineral Resources, Electricity and Renewable Energy, Justice, Interior, Finance, Social Solidarity, Education, Higher Education, Scientific Research, Health, Population, Agriculture, Land Reclamation, Trade, Industry, Housing, Communications and Information Technology, Transportation, Planning and Economic Development, the General Investment Authority, the National Training Academy and the Food Safety Authority.

The conclusion of the meetings are scheduled to conclude today, Tuesday, before the preparatory meetings at the ministerial level take place, which will be headed by H.E. Dr. Rania A. Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, and Tunisian Minister of Trade and Export Development, Fadila Al-Rabihi bin Hamza. 

The joint higher committee will be headed by H.E. Prime Minister Dr. Mustafa Madbouly, and Najla Bouden, Prime Minister of Tunisia.

The Egyptian-Tunisian Joint Higher Committee held 16 sessions headed by the prime ministers of the two countries, and is known to be one of the oldest joint Arab committees, producing more than 135 cooperation protocols. The last session was held in Cairo in 2017. The Ministerial Follow-up Committee was also held during August 2018.