The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aloysio Nunes Ferreira, will pay an official visit to Tunisia tomorrow, July 20.
The Brazilian foreign minister is scheduled to meet with the president of the Republic of Tunisia, Béji Caïd Essebsi, and prime minister Youssef Chahed.
Foreign minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira will also meet with his Tunisian counterpart, Khemaïes Jhinaoui, hold discussions on the regional and international agenda, as well as on opportunities for boosting trade flows, bilateral investments and cooperation initiatives in areas such as social development, agriculture, tourism, culture and education. The 8th edition of the Brazil-Tunisia Business Council will be held on the occasion of the visit.
Tunisia is the 7th destination for Brazilian exports in Africa. The bilateral trade flow in 2017 totaled US$ 337 million, with a Brazilian surplus of US$ 286 million. A bilateral cooperation and investment facilitation agreement (CIFA) and free trade agreement between MERCOSUR and Tunisia are being negotiated and will be important vectors of the economic approximation between the two countries.