November 8, 2017 the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences was visited by a delegation from Tunisia.
Abdelmajid Sharfi, President of the Tunisian Academy of Sciences, Letters, and Arts and Misuri Larussi, former Minister for Religious Affairs of Tunisia visited the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences. The guests were greeted by the Vice-President of the TAS A.L. Abdullin, Vice-President of the TAS D.F. Zagidullina and director of the Center for Islamic Studies of the TAS R.F. Pateev.
The Tunisian Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts "Beït al-Hikma" is a scholarly scientific organization based in Tunis. It is housed officially in a mid-19th century palace, Zarrouk Palace, situated on the Mediterranean coast at the base of the ruins of ancient Carthage. The Academy was founded in 1992 as a successor to the National Foundation for Translation, Establishment of Texts and Studies, which had been founded in 1983. The Academy was reorganized and re-initiated in July 2012.
The Scientific Council consists of members, appointed for life, organized into Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Islamic Sciences, Letters and Arts. Membership is limited to 80: 50 active Tunisians resident in Tunisia; 10 active Tunisians resident abroad; 15 associate foreign national members; and 5 Tunisian honorary members.