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…

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…

German Health Alliance and Tunisian Health Alliance ink Letter of Intent for strategic partnership

Credit goes to Facebook Page GIZ As part of the project “Promotion of Job-Creating Export Activities to New African Markets” (PEMA), a project funded by the GIZ in collaboration with CEPEX, a letter of intent for the establishment of a strategic partnership was signed between the Tunisia Health Alliance (THA) and the German Health Alliance (GHA). This partnership was materialized on the occasion of THA’s participation in the 6th’German-African Healthcare’ forum held on October 30, 2019, in Berlin in the presence of Ahmed Chafra, Tunisia’s ambassador to Germany. This partnership,…

Chairmanship of La Francophonie Summit transferred to Tunisia

Armenia, which hosted the 2018 La Francophonie Summit, transferred the chairmanship of the Summit to Tunisia at the end of the meeting of member states and ministers of governments of the International Organization of La Francophonie held in Monaco on October 30-31 on the sidelines of the 36th ministerial conference of La Francophonie. The meeting was chaired by Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and OIF Secretary-General Louise Mushikiwabo. In addition to the reforms program proposed by the Secretary-General, the 36th ministerial conference also approved the OIF 2020 budget’s revised draft, 2019-2020…

“Teaching for Success, Tunisia” celebrates one year

The British Council and its partner the Ministry of Education are celebrating the first year of the “Teaching for Success, Tunisia” programme. This programme, which is funded by the British Embassy in Tunis and was launched in October 2018 aims to strengthen the capacities of English language teachers in Tunisia. This first anniversary is a moment of recognition of the efforts of the participants and the various stakeholders in the education sector and feedback on their achievements that have contributed to the success of this initial phase. The event will…

Tunisia’s ambassador to Sudan stresses importance of strengthening relations with Sudan

Tunisian Ambassador to Sudan, Hashmi Ajili, stressed the constancy of the Tunisian-Sudanese relations based on solidarity and understanding. He said in an interview with the Sudan News Agency (SUNA) on the occasion of the success of legislative and presidential elections in Tunisia by electing a new president and parliament, that Tunisia is keen to preserve the outstanding atmosphere that prevails in the relations binding the two countries and endeavour to support and develop them in all fields and sectors. The future will be marked by a major development at all…

Tunisia removed from FATF blacklist

Tunisia was officially removed from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) blacklist, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed tweeted on Friday. The FATF decided to delist Tunisia at a plenary meeting held on October 16-18 in Paris. The Financial Action Task Force stated that the Tunisian government met its commitments to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, Chahed further said. , The move follows a report submitted by a FATF delegation at the end of a visit to Tunisia on September 16-17, the Tunisian Financial Analysis Commission ( French: CTAF) Friday said…

Cleanup campaign nationwide scheduled for next Sunday

A nation-wide cleanup campaign is due to be organised on Sunday, October 20, 2019, under the slogan “Clean Up Your Country”. Launched by young people on social media, this initiative is part of voluntary clean-up operations organised in several governorates of Tunisia namely Tozeur, Gafsa, Sfax, Gabès, Kasserine…, after the October 13 presidential election, under the slogan “Awareness”. These initiatives are supported throughout the country, where many citizens have taken part in these operations by cleaning the streets, collecting garbage, beautifying cities, planting and maintaining plants…. A group of young…

Kais Saied officially wins presidential election

The Independent High Authority for Elections (ISIE) has officially announced the victory of Kais Saied in the runoff presidential election, after the expiry of the deadlines without filing an appeal before the administrative court and after having received an absolute majority of votes. During a meeting with the press Thursday, ISIE president Nabil Baffoun said the results were definitive since no appeal had been made to contest them. Kais Saied who ran for the presidential election as an independent candidate received 72.71% of the vote, while Nabil Karoui got 27.29%.…