Prime Minister of Tunisia expresses hope to increase cooperation with China and welcomes more Chinese companies, like Huawei, to invest, develop and succeed in Tunisia

Huawei and Tunisia have agreed to strengthen cooperation on digital development in several that country’s key economic sectors, including transportation, education, smart city and energy.

The company‘s President for the Middle East and Africa, Yi Xiang, met with Tunisian Prime Minister, Youssef Chahed, to exchange views on how best to promote digital transformation of Tunisian industry.

In 2017, the company signed a “Strategic MOU of Tunisia Digital 2020” with Tunisia’s Ministry of Communication Technology and Digital Economy and the recent high-level meeting is a follow-up on that agreement to deepen cooperation in digital transformation projects.

Prime Minister Chahed expressed gratitude to Huawei for its continued contributions in Tunisia. The country aims to promote social and economic development and employment through ICT development and is also committed to building itself as a model of a regional digitalisationcentrer and ICT hub.

The Prime Minister further expressed his hope to increase cooperation with China and welcomed more Chinese companies, like Huawei, to invest, develop and succeed in Tunisia.

Huawei’s Yi Xiang said, “The company is actively participating in the “Digital Tunisia 2020” national strategy and contributing to the digitisation of various industries in Tunisia.

“By implementing the “Strategic MOU of Tunisia Digital 2020”, it will help Tunisia promote digital transformation, create employment opportunities and strengthen the education and training of both sides for Tunisian ICT talent.

“At the same time, Huawei will continue to promote the exchange of experts between China and Tunisia and encourage further development of Tunisia’s ICT industry.

The company has operated in Tunisia since 1999 and has extensive and in-depth cooperation with local major telecom operators, government and industry customers. Over the years, it has trained more than 1,000 ICT professionals for Tunisia.

The proportion of local employees of Huawei Tunisia is more than 90%. Huawei has established a regional French speaking talent center and regional service resource centre in Tunisia and launched the “Huawei ICT Academy” project.

Through the company’s “Seeds for the Future” programme, summer internships and ICT skills competition, the company promotes Tunisia as the regional ICT talent centre.

At the same time, the company adheres to the concept of “open, cooperation and win-win” and follows the “platform + ecosystem” cooperation model. It is committed to building partnerships with local companies for mutual growth and exploring potential markets together in other countries.

Huawei was a two-time winner of the World Branding Awards, in the Technology-Mobile Phones category.

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