French President Mr. Emmanuel Marcron arrived Wednesday January 31, 2018, in Tunis for a two-day state visit to Tunisia, at the invitation of hisTunisian counterpart Mr. Beji Caid Essebsi.
The French president was accompanied by his wife, Brigitte Macron, and a large delegation of ministers, parliamentarians, academics, business and media people.
Eight co-operation agreements were signed by Tunisia and France at a ceremony held at the Carthage Palace, under the chairmanship of theTunisian President Beji Caïd Essebsi and his French counterpart.
The agreements signed by ministers and officials of both countries cover the fields of defence, security, justice, education, higher education, scientific research, vocational training, culture, economic development and entrepreneurship in the public sector.
President Beji Caïd Essebsi met, at Carthage Palace, with French President Emmanuel Macron. The meeting discussed the evolution of the relations of friendship and co-operation between Tunisia and France and ways to expand them in all fields.
A working session was held also in Dar Edhiafa, Carthage between the Head of Government Mr. Youssef Chahed and French President Emmanuel Macron. The meeting provided an opportunity to review the different aspects of the Tunisian-French co-operation, particularly in the fields of finance, economy, scientific research, youth, mobility between the two countries and migration. It also discussed bilateral co-operation in the field of security, particularly in the fight against radicalization and terrorism.
The House of People's Representatives held, on February 1st, 2018, a special session for French President Emmanuel Macron.