Executive Director Abdellatif Ghedira and the Head of the External Relations Department went on mission to Tunisia from 11 to 13 May 2022.
The visit began with an audience granted by the Tunisian Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries, Mahmoud Elyes Hamza. Discussions focused on the next session of the Council of Members, on Tunisia’s outstanding participation in the Mario Solinas Quality Award and on important deadlines for the Organisation’s operational activities.
After the meeting, the Executive Director was welcomed by the Ministry’s Secretary General, Mondher El Khemiri, with whom he discussed Tunisia’s contribution to the IOC budget. The Secretary General assured Mr Ghedira that, as usual, Tunisia would honour its commitment before the June 2022 session.
An information meeting was then held with the Tunisian delegation that will take part in the 115th session of the Council of Members in Jordan. Several issues were discussed and the Tunisian side confirmed that it would attend in person.
The Executive Director concluded his stay with a meeting with industry and with members of the Advisory Committee. Many olive sector stakeholders attended the meeting. Several topics of common interest were discussed, in particular the Nutri-Score, the study on consumer behaviour, the study on the Tunisian variety Chemlali, the 58th meeting of the Advisory Committee in Amman and the things that will be covered there.