New tourist resort to be inaugurated next December in Tozeur

The new tourist resort built in Tozeur by “Qatari Diar” will be inaugurated early December 2019, with attendance of Arab and world figures, Minister of Tourism and Handicrafts René Trabelsi said on Sunday at a meeting with the press during the 3rd edition of the “Dunes Electroniques” (Electronic Dunes) held on November 16 and 17 in Ong Jmal, Nefta. Trabelsi indicated that the five-star resort consisting of luxurious villas will be one of the Anantara chain’s main luxury hotels whose unit should attract Asian markets, including the Chinese and Japanese,…

50 young people take part in Hackathon to present solutions to preserve planet

The United Nations Office in Tunis, on Saturday, launched a two-day Hackathon to develop new technologies and present solutions and ideas to preserve the planet, member in the Office of Resident Coordinator Elhem Birini told TAP. The organisation of this Hackathon, which brings together about 50 young Tunisians, is part of the United Nations agenda for the implementation of the sustainable development programme and the achievement of its objectives in 2030. She pointed out that this competition is one of a series of similar ones that will be held in…

What is happening between Korea and Japan?

Preamble South Korea denounced Japan after Japan’s trade sanctions came into force on August 28, 2019, accusing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of being an “adversary”. Unfortunately, relations between the two East Asian neighbours, allies of the United States, continue to deteriorate as a result of trade and industrial warfare. South Korea, for its part, has tried to respond to Japanese “sanctions” by showing its willingness to break the existing military intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan, known as “GSOMIA”, thus raising Washington’s concern. Unilateral Japanese decision On July 1, the Japanese…

Cruise ship “Amira” docks Thursday at La Goulette with 664 tourists

The cruise ship “Amira” docked Thursday at the port of La Goulette, with 1, 090 passengers on board, including 664 tourists, mostly German. Nearly 650 tourists have chosen to spend the day in the Medina of Tunis and visit some tourist sites, such as the suburbs of Sidi Bousaid and the artisanal souks of the capital, TAP reports This cruise is the first since the terrorist attack on the Bardo Museum in 2015 (20 dead, all cruise passengers). The “Amira” boat, departing from Malta, left La Goulette at 8 p.m.…

HPR 2nd legislative term kicks off

The inaugural session of the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) second legislative term kicked off on Wednesday, under the chairmanship of Interim HPR Speaker Abdelfattah Mourou in the presence of the 217 new MPs elected in the legislative election of October 6, 2019. Then, the session resumed under the chairmanship of Ghannouchi for the oath-taking ceremony of the new MPs and the election of the new HPR Speaker and his two deputy-speakers. MP of Ennahdha movement Rached Ghannouchi was elected on Wednesday evening during the inaugural session of the second…

Tunisia’s Nawara Gas Field to Start Pumping

Tunisia’s biggest energy project — a long-delayed, $1.2 billion joint venture with Vienna-based OMV AG — will start producing natural gas by the end of the year, Slim Feriani, minister of industry and small and medium enterprise said. The output from the Nawara gas field will enable Tunisia to slash imports of the fuel by 30% and will contribute a full percentage point to the nation’s economic growth rate, Slim Feriani told media. The field lies in southern Tataouine province, which provided a backdrop for scenes in the movie “Star Wars.” The…

10 Tunisian startups to take part in “Emerging Valley” event in Marseille December 3-5

10 Tunisian startups namely in the fields of training, artificial intelligence and agriculture will take part in the third edition of “Emerging Valley” to be held on December 3-5 in Marseille, France, CEO of Smart Tunisia Rym Jarou said at a meeting with the press on Tuesday in Tunis. She said that the Tunisian startups will set up networks with their African and European counterparts and will give briefings on local capabilities, in addition to seeking marketing of their innovative products. The 10 companies were selected by stakeholders as part…

Mediterravenir to organize cross-border meeting in Tataouine as part of “Entreprendre et Réussir Ensemble” programme

Mediterravenir is organising a cross-border meeting on November 14- 15- 16- 17, 2019 in Tataouine as part of “Entreprendre et Réussir Ensemble” programme for the benefit of women project leaders and young entrepreneurs from Tunisia and Libya and Algeria. 20 Libyan women, 15 Tunisian women and 5 Algerian women will join training in Tataouine to complete their capacity in business creation or development and finalize joint projects for the purpose of their valorisation during the Christmas and New Year’s market. An international event organized by Rotary La Marsa, in collaboration…

Italy and Tunisia are enhancing cooperation on migration together

Credit goes toItalian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Negotiations were held on Sunday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation between Italy and Tunisia to finalise a framework agreement on migration and development, The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation reported in its website. The meeting, chaired by the Director-General for Italian Citizens Abroad and Migration Policies, Luigi Maria Vignali, was attended by delegations of high-level representatives from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, the Interior and Labour of both countries, the same source said. The negotiations were aimed at devising a concerted response to…