Tunisian president lauds Chinese companies' contribution to Tunisia's digital economy

TUNIS, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- Tunisian President Kais Saied on Thursday hailed the "fruitful" cooperation between Tunisia and China in recent years, while praising Chinese companies for contributing to Tunisia's digital economy.

People watch a screen showing "Opportunites for talented people to shrine" at Huawei Tunisia Talent Day event held in Tunis, capital of Tunisia, on March 16, 2021. (Photo: Xinhua)

Saied made the remarks during a meeting with He Tao, the president of Huawei Northern Africa Region, the Tunisian presidency said in a statement.

The Tunisian leader also highlighted the ample opportunities and promising prospects for the two countries to diversify and strengthen the bilateral ties, especially in the education, transport and health sectors.

For his part, He Tao said that Tunisia has all the assets to become a "digital hub" in Africa.

"Huawei Foundation will set up a center for research, development and innovation in Tunisia," he said.

Huawei is committed to continuing to provide the best services in Tunisia, especially by contributing to the implementation of the Health City project in the province of Kairouan in central Tunisia, supporting the technological transformation and digital economy in Tunisia, creating jobs, developing skills, expanding partnerships with universities and educational institutions, and equipping schools with media rooms, he added.