Agreements signed between Monaco and Tunisia

Prince Albert II made an official visit to Tunisia on September 7th and 8th by invitation of President Ben Ali. Links between Monaco and Tunisia were initiated in 1993 via the signature of a bilateral co-operation agreement particularly concerning the environment and biodiversity. 
On this occasion, three new agreements were signed, the first regarding the transport of merchandise and to promote business exchanges between the two. Secondly, an agreement that will result in Tunisia opening three meteorology stations allowing them to survey potential earthquakes and to put in place an alert system in case of a tsunami in the western Mediterranean region. The third agreement deals with water shortages and land erosion, promoting eco-tourism, a project that will cost 700,000 Euro, to be funded half by Monaco and half by the Minister for Agriculture and the PNUD (the United Nations Development Programme). 

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