US, Tunisia sign agreement on science and technology
A new agreement on science and technology will pave the way for greater collaboration between the United States and Tunisia in a variety of fields ranging from environmental management to health care, according to the State Department.
Under Secretary of State Paula Dobriansky traveled to Tunisia June 22 to sign the accord. In remarks following the signing, Dobriansky pointed to Tunisia's national research centers as examples of how scientific research can be applied to economic development.
According to a media note, the United States hopes to sign similar agreements with Algeria and Morocco in order to forge a larger U.S.-Maghreb collaboration on science and technology.
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