The two countries also discuss the situation arising out of Covid-19 pandemic

India and Tunisia on Friday held the 4th round of Foreign Office Consultations through video conferencing and comprehensively reviewed the progress in ongoing bilateral cooperation.

During the Consultations, both sides noted the upward trend in the trade volumes between the two countries and agreed to take all possible steps to promote bilateral trade and investment including enhancing cooperation in the fields of renewable energy, infrastructure, transport and automobiles, textiles, agriculture, drugs & pharmaceuticals, healthcare, ICT, SMEs and energy.

They urged the business community to engage closely for mutual benefit.

Both sides discussed to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 pandemic and noted with appreciation the cooperation on COVID-19 related issues.

As members of UNSC, the two sides also had an in-depth exchange of views on regional and international issues of mutual interest underscoring the commonality of views between the two sides on global issues.

At the FOCs, while India was led by Sanjay Bhattacharyya, Secretary (CPV & OIA), Tunisia was represented by Mohamed Ali Nafti, Secretary of State to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Abroad.

Both sides agreed on the importance of continuing the upward momentum in the relationship through exchange of regular visits and consultations, and agreed to hold the next Joint Commission meeting at Ministerial level in New Delhi at a mutually convenient date.