Alfano will sign Italo-Tunisian joint declaration tomorrow

The Minister of Foreign Affaris and International Cooperation, Angelino Alfano, will sign on 9 February, at 9 a.m. at the Hotel Boscolo Exedra in Rome, a joint declaration with his Tunisian colleague, Minister KhemaiesJhinaoui.

The text illustrates the bilateral cooperation priorities in various sectors, including the partnership for development, the electric power interconnections, youth exchanges, and the enhancement of cooperation in the field of security.

The two ministers will sign the framework agreement for the joint management of the migration phenomenon to fight against irregular migration and the trafficking of human beings, as well as to work together to strengthen outer borders.

Minister Alfano will also sign agreements on cultural cooperation, development cooperation, health and transports. At the end of the signing ceremony, there will be brief statements for the press. The signing of the agreements will be included in the state visit of the President of the Republic of Tunisia, Beji Caid Essebsi, which began today with a visit to the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy.

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