Tunisian Transport Minister Chiheb Ben Ahmed in a meeting with Iranian Envoy to Tunis Peyman Jebeli asked for the start of direct flights between the two countries, saying that the move will lead to the improvement of the relations between the two countries.
“Starting direct flights between the two countries will serve the strengthening of the relations in all areas, specially trade and tourism,” the Tunisian transport minister said during the meeting.
He underlined that Tunisia will support those airlines that are interested in the establishment of direct flights between the two countries.
Meantime, the Tunisian transport minister called for the partnership of Iranian companies in railway development projects in Tunisia.
During the meeting, the Iranian envoy reiterated the strategic importance of communications and transportation in the consolidation of ties, and said that Iran is ready to expand its relations with Tunisia.
In October 2013, former Tunisian Transport Minister Abdelkarim Al-Harouni, and Jebeli expressed hope that the relations between the two Muslim countries would witness further expansion in all fields, particularly in the transportation sector.
During the meeting in Tunis, Al-Harouni voiced his country’s readiness to cooperate with Iranian private and state companies in the fields of air, sea and land transportation.