The relationship between the leadership and the people of Qatar and Tunisia have become a model for brotherhood and cooperation regionally and internationally, Qatar's ambassador to Tunisia, Saad Nasser al-Hamidi told local Arabic daily Arrayah.
In an interview to coincide with the ongoing visit of Tunisian President Kais Saied to Doha, the envoy described Qatar as an important partner and a strategic ally of Tunisia. His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani had visited Tunisia at the beginning of this year, he recalled.
Ambassador al-Hamidi pointed out that the two leaderships agreed to improve the co-ordination of the partnership between the two countries, and that this would open new joint projects in the health and agricultural sectors, to be announced soon.
"The Qatar Fund for Development will implement a project to build a $82mn children's hospital in the city of Manouba in Tunisia, in addition to important projects in the field of infrastructure and economic empowerment as part of a $250mn plan. The fund provided important investments also to finance new projects for youth, and the number of beneficiaries reached 39,000 between direct and indirect jobs."
Ambassador al-Hamidi affirmed that important agreements will be signed during the next meeting of the Joint High Committee, that will enhance co-operation, noting that Qatar is the largest Arab investor in Tunisia, and the second largest strategic economic partner with 16% direct investments.
Tunisians are keen to deepen the Qatari-Tunisian relationship, which derives its legitimacy from history, religion, culture and language.
On successful Qatari investments, the envoy cited Qatari Diar's Anantara-Tozeur Resort project, which opened in south Tunisia in December 2019, as an example.
"Qatari investments in Tunisia are continuing and will witness a remarkable increase in the future," ambassador al-Hamidi added.
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