Posted by: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Sabri Bachtobji discussed on Monday with Minister Delegated to Congolese from Abroad Emmanuel Ilunga a co-operation agreement in the air transport field.

According to Bachtobji, “Tunisia is preparing to open a direct airlink with the Democratic Republic of Congo.”

Tunisia attaches particular importance to fostering relations with Congo, he said, recalling, in this regard, the opening since 2018 of a Tunisian trade representation in Kinshasa.

Expected during the second half of 2018, the 22nd session of the Tunisian-Congolese joint commission will offer the occasion to sign new bilateral co-operation agreements of a priority nature.

The Congolese government is willing to develop co-operation with Tunisia in the fields of higher education, vocational training, training of trainers, civil aviation and incentive mechanisms for investment, the Congolese minister pointed out.

Visiting Tunisia on April 15-17 on head of a delegation, he also affirmed his country’s willingness to increase trade between the two countries, particularly through the import of construction products.