On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017, Dr. Noureddine SELMI, the Head of Cabinet – Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the Republic of Tunisia, paid a working visit to the Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (MoRTHE). He was accompanied by Dr Kamel and Lucia from the Embassy of Tunisia in Jakarta.

Both Indonesia and Tunisia have common interests in exploring the bilateral cooperation on Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (HESTI).

Fields of ST areas and scopes of cooperations that may be explored more, are in the fields of health and medicine, agriculture and estate plants (oil palm, rubber), environment, higher education (mobility programs, scholarship etc), as well as joint research and innovations.

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Such common interests should be expressed in an agreement that will be developed before December 2017.

Tunish people have similar ways of life like Indonesian people, explained Dr. Selmi. Both countries have majority of Moslem populations, but appreciate other people with different religions to live harmoniously in the Country. Tunisia also has great universities which conducting similar research and development like in Indonesia. Therefore, the Government of Tunisia believes that Indonesia could be a right partner in developing the bilateral cooperation in the field of HESTI.

The future bilateral agreement, programs of cooperation and their implementations will be discussed in more detail through further communications, in order to find specific collaboration that could benefit the Indonesian and Tunish societies.

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Bureau of Cooperation and Public Communication
The Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education.