China donates $87,843 to mini-football stadium in Tunisia

China has donated 250,000 Tunisian dinars (87,843 U.S. dollars) to Tunisia to build a mini-football stadium in the province of Ben Arous.

The donation agreement was signed on Monday by Tunisian Minister of Youth and Sports Sonia Ben Cheikh and Chinese Ambassador to Tunisia Wang Wenbin.

After signing the agreement, Ben Cheikh said that building this mini-football stadium is part of a government project aimed at building similar ones in most provinces in the North African country.

She appreciated China's support for her country, which has covered many areas and reflects the deep ties binding the two nations.

"I thank the Chinese side for this great initiative that will enable us to launch this major project which should help the youth practice their hobby," the Tunisian minister said.

Achraf Ben Salha, president of the Tunisian Mini-Football Federation, also expressed appreciation for China.

"This marks the beginning of the construction of several other stadiums in a number of populous cities in Tunisia," he said.

For his part, Wang reiterated China's readiness to continue its support for Tunisia, highlighting the cooperation between the two countries that is long, solid, and based on mutual respect.

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency