(MENAFN) A Tunisian-French industrial cooperation agreement over the coming three years was signed with the aim of developing institutional, technical and financial partnership related to industrial sector, QNA reported.
A ceremony for signing the agreement was attended by Tunisian Minister of industry Afif Chelbi and his visiting French counterpart, Christian Estrosi.
The two sides expressed, at a news conference following the ceremony, their resolve upon developing their industrial sectors according to the principle of integration, particularly in the field of foodstuffs, aircraft parts, hi-tech information and telecommunication techniques, textile, genetic engineering and biotechnology.
Meanwhile, Estrosi pointed out that the two countries have a shared interest in coordinating their efforts and allowing the EU to take part in their future projects, especially following the global financial crisis.
He added that their joint efforts have enabled them to protect the status of their textile industries in spite of the competitiveness of Chinese products.