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Libyan Pres. visits Tunisia Sunday

TUNIS, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- At the invitation of Tunisian President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, the Libyan Leader Mouammar Kadhafi is paying a visit to Tunisia tomorrow, Tunis Afrique Press (TAP) quoting an official spokesman for the Tunisian presidency said on Saturday.
The visit comes in part to boost bilateral relations and enhance bilateral cooperation in various fields.
A number of agreements were signed between the two countries, including joint works on oil exploration which were signed by the Libyan-Tunisian joint committee that held their 21st meeting last May.
Libya is considered the number one trading partner for Tunisia and ranks fifth globally after France, Italy, Germany, and Spain.
The amount of joint investment projects between the two countries, totaling 28 projects so far, has been estimated at USD 176 million covering various fields including services and industrial sectors.
Bilateral relations are expected to have a quantity leap and joint ventures are expected in the electric power and natural gas sectors.(end) jk.mb KUNA 022312 Aug 08NNNN