HH SHEIKHA MOZA BINT NASSER MEETS TUNISIAN PRESIDENT, VISITS SILATECH PROJECTS

Tunis, – HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, advocate for the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, on Tuesday met Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi at the presidential palace as part of her visit to witness some of the employment projects in Tunisia.

HH Sheikha Moza then attended a dinner hosted by Chadlia Saida Farhat, wife of the Tunisian president, in the occasion of Her Highness’s visit.

In addition, HH Sheikha Moza met Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed for talks that discussed different ways to support Tunisian youth through the Silatech foundation.

Her Highness and the Tunisian premier witnessed the signing of two collaboration agreements between Silatech and the Education Above All Foundation (EAA) on one hand and Tunisian and international organizations on the other. A number of ministers attended the signing.

The first agreement signed between Silatech and the Tunisian Ministry of Development, Investment and International Cooperation, aims to provide a strategic collaboration framework between the parties in the areas of youth empowerment, investment promotion, and economic growth opportunities for young people in Tunisia.

The second agreement aims to establish a partnership between the four parties of Silatech, EAA, Dutch organization SPARK and the Tunisian Agency for Vocational Training (ATFP) to develop a vocational training curriculum, provide training and to support entrepreneurship. This agreement is EAA’s first project in Tunisia.

Additionally, HH Sheikha Moza visited the Fadaa Al Kahena Center, part of ENDA Tamweel – one of Silatech’s partners in Tunisia. Her Highness saw for herself the achievements of ENDA and the impact of its partnership with Silatech. She watched part of a training course taking place there and met beneficiaries of the project. She also learned about a mobile banking project launched by ENDA and Silatech to provide financial services to remote and rural areas. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency

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