India-Tunisia Current Affairs - 2019
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The Union Cabinet has apprised of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Tunisia for strengthening bilateral cooperation in the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Digital Economy.
The MoU was signed between both countries in June 2016 during official state visit of Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari to Tunisia.
- The MoU intends to foster active cooperation and exchange between private entities, Governments, institutions involved in the field of ICT and Digital Economy.
- It also seeks to enhance capacity building and other public and private organisations of the two countries in the field of ICT and Digital Economy.
India and Tunisia have signed two Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for co-operation in Information Technology (IT) and promotion of traditional handicrafts.
These MoUs were signed in the presence of Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari and Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid in Tunis.
Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari visited Tunisia on the final leg of his two- nation trip after visiting Morocco.
- MoU on traditional handicraft promotion: Under it, both countries will promote each other’s traditional handicraft.
- MoU in IT sector: Under it, both countries will increase mutual cooperation in the IT and related sectors, including digital economy
Besides singing MoUs, both countries also decided to enhance co-operation in counter terrorism. Discussion on bilateral ties focused on economic partnership and adding new areas of collaboration in IT and education were also held. India also appreciated Tunisia’s support to India’s candidature to the expanded United Nations Security Council.