July 18, 2024

Burkina Faso and Tunisia forge eight cooperation agreements

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Burkina Faso and Tunisia forge eight cooperation agreements

Burkina Faso and Tunisia forge eight cooperation agreements

Burkina Faso and Tunisia have inked eight cooperation agreements across multiple sectors following the conclusion of the 8th session of their Joint Commission in Ouagadougou, the Burkinabe capital, on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2024, according to official sources.

“In the aftermath of negotiations, both parties have bolstered the legal framework of their cooperation by signing eight cooperation agreements,” stated a communique released Tuesday evening by the Burkinabe delegation.

Among these agreements are a protocol on cooperation between Burkina Faso’s Agency for Investment Promotion (ABI) and Tunisia’s Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA-Tunisia), as well as an agreement between Burkina Faso’s Permanent Secretariat of the National Center for Industrial Property (SP-CNPI) and Tunisia’s National Institute for Standardization and Industrial Property (Innorpi).

Additionally, agreements were signed covering technical education and vocational training, promotion of family, women’s, children’s, and elderly rights, and cooperation in the industrial sector.

The parties also formalized agreements in the fields of craftsmanship, tourism, and youth affairs.

The signing ceremony was attended by Karamoko Jean Marie Traor√©, Burkina Faso’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Cooperation, and Burkinabe Abroad, and his Tunisian counterpart Nabil Ammar, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration, and Tunisians Abroad, leading substantial delegations from their respective countries.

Both ministers affirmed their commitment to continuing discussions on agreements related to security, civil protection, and risk management, aiming for their prompt signing.

According to Burkina Faso’s Foreign Minister, this eighth session of the Joint Cooperation Commission “has allowed us to reignite the momentum that should characterize our cooperation,” emphasizing the importance of effectively implementing the signed agreements.

“It is incumbent upon each of us to follow up on the agreements we have concluded, to remain faithful to the spirit of these agreements and the objectives we aim to achieve,” remarked Nabil Ammar.

The 9th session of the Joint Cooperation Commission between Burkina Faso and Tunisia is scheduled for 2026 in Tunisia.

Recall that the last session of the Joint Commission between the two countries was held in 2016, resulting in the signing of eleven cooperation agreements.

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