Tunisia and South Africa signed a string of agreements during the third session of a bilateral commission of the two countries here, an official said Wednesday, April 4.
Of these, the most important was a commercial agreement featuring a "most favored nation clause" designed to boost commercial exchange.
Other treaties signed during a meeting of the commission on Monday and Tuesday focused on industrial cooperation, improving communication and transportation between the countries and cooperation in public health.
The commission, presided over by South African Foreign Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and her Tunisian counterpart Habib Ben Yahia, pledged to boost contact between the agriculture sectors so the two countries can learn from each others' experiences in farming arid lands.
Tunis and Pretoria also signed agreements in the fields of sports, women, the family, social issues, energy, the environment and tourism.
Nine other bilateral agreements had already been signed between the two African countries on cooperation in the fields of science and technology, arts and culture, public health and medical science, merchant shipping and tourism. — (AFP, Tunis)
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