An agreement was signed on Wednesday (15 November) between Egypt and Tunisia, covering cultural and economic relations.
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Background: An agreement was signed on Wednesday (15 November) between Egypt and Tunisia, covering cultural and economic relations. It was signed by Mohammed Abdullah Merziban, the Egyptian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Trade, and by Chedley Ayari, the Tunisian Minister of the Economy. Tunisian Prime Minister Hedi Nouira was in Egypt when the signing took place. He had been holding discussions on mutual topics as well as the general Middle East situation with Egyptian Premier Aziz Sidky.
SYNOPSIS: A delegation from Tunisia arrived in Cairo on Wednesday. They were led by Chedley Ayari, the Minister of the Economy.
Mr. Ayari was welcomed by Mohammed Abdullah Merziban, the Egyptian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Trade.
They discussed matters of trade relating to their two states.
The Ministers also discussed cultural relations between tunisia and Egypt.
Their talks amended in bilateral agreements on both subjects.
A formal document ratifying their decisions on future policy was drawn up and signed. While the two ministers were meeting to discuss their particular topics, more important talks were going on in Cairo concerning their two countries. Tunisian Prime Minister Hedi Nouira, was making a six-day visit to Egypt. He held talks with Egypt's Prime Minister Aziz Sidky, on relations between them, and the Middle East situation generally. Mr. Nouira announced publicly that, in his opinion, the present tense situation could worsen rapidly unless the great power stepped in to ease it.