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Visit of Mr. Srikant K. Jena, Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India to Tunisia on 11-13 July, 2013

HE Mr. Srikant K. Jena, Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India, paid an official visit to Tunisia from 11 to 13 July, 2013 to mark the coming into operation of the principal Tunisia-India joint venture, Tunisia-India Fertilizers SA (TIFERT). He was accompanied by Mr. Sudhir Mital, Permanent Secretary, Department of Fertilizers and other officials. Minister Jena was received by HE Mr. Mehdi Jomaa, Minister of Industry of the Government of Republic of Tunisia. The two ministers together marked the coming into full operation of the TIFERT plant by a simple ceremony at the Ministry of Industry premises in Tunis in the presence of Secretary of State for Energy & Mining Mr. Nidhal Ourfly, Ambassador of India Nagma M. Mallick and TIFERT company officials, the Indian joint venture partners and mediapersons.

Earlier, Minister Jena had called on HE President Mohamed Moncef Marzouki, President of the Republic of Tunisia at the Presidential Palace in Carthage. Bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest were discussed.

Interactive and mutually useful discussions were also held between Minister Jena and Their Excellencies Mr. Abdellatif Mekki, the Minister of Health, Mr. Noureddine Bhiri, Mr. Ridha Saidi and Mr. Ridha Bettaieb, Ministers charged with Political Affairs, Economic Affairs and Investment issues respectively in the Prime Minister’s Office.

Minister Jena extended an invitation to Minister Jomaa to visit India to further the cooperation between India and Tunisia in diverse sectors which Minister Jomaa accepted.