Tunisian Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi was infected with covid-19. This was announced by the government presidency, according to what Tunisian websites write. All meetings and appointments will be postponed until Mechichi is cured, who will continue to work remotely. The premier’s collaborators will be tested for covid. Mechichi will undergo a second test within the next week. According to what the Tunisian news site ‘Leaders’ wrote, Mechichi was expected in Rome at the beginning of July for an official visit. Mechichi, whose visit to Italy was initially scheduled for December, should have arrived in Rome for a mission ” much awaited “and focused on the continuation of the debate on” illegal migration “and to discuss” Italian aid to Tunisia and, more generally, bilateral cooperation “. And it would have taken place a few days after that of the Tunisian president, Kais Said, who was received in mid-June by Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Mario Draghi. A mission, that of Saied, which according to the Tunisian presidency had as its objective “to discuss how to develop mechanisms of cooperation and bilateral partnership in various sectors.” During the meeting at the Quirinale, Mattarella reiterated “his great friendship and partnership of primary importance “between the two countries.” We have in common the values of democracy, geographical proximity, common history “, said Mattarella. Even the Tunisian President had highlighted the” historical and deep ties “between Italy and Tunisia, which “are a few tens of kilometers away and have a common history”. The economic relations with numerous Tunisian entrepreneurs operating in Italy in various sectors of great importance and whose activities are receiving great recognition were therefore recalled, and the important links The commercial relations between Italy and Tunisia are excellent: on the basis of data from the Tunisian National Institute of Statistics, our ro Country is the second commercial partner among the European Union countries and the first supplier of the North African country with a market share of about 15% in 2020. Tunisia is also the fifth destination market for Italian exports in the area. Mena in 2020, the second in North Africa.
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