PRESS RELEASE 055
Trip by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation to Tunisia
11/04/2017

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Alfonso Dastis, made his first official visit to Tunisia to re-launch relations between the two countries. He held meetings with the main senior officials in the country. Hence, following the audience granted by the country’s President, Beyi Caid Essebsi, he was received by the President of the National Assembly, Mohamed Ennaceur and the Prime Minister, Youssuf Chahed, and held political consultations with his counterpart, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Khemaies Jhinaui.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation conveyed to the respective officials the interest of the Government of Spain in giving a new boost to bilateral relations with the horizon set at resuming high-level meetings.

Minister Dastis reiterated Spain’s acknowledgement of the exceptional situation of Tunisia and expressed Spain’s support for its authorities on economic matters and in the fight against terrorism. During the meeting, the minister reported on compliance with the commitments made by Spain in November 2016 at the Tunisia 2020 Conference on support for the Tunisian economy

While addressing the situation in the region, Minister Jhinaui explained the progress made on the initiative for reconciliation in Libya regarding which Tunisia has made concerted agreements with Egypt and Algeria and they both welcomed the vitality of the 5+5 Mediterranean Dialogue.

The two ministers signed a declaration of intent on cyber-security.

During his stay, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation inaugurated, together with the Secretary of State for Commerce of Tunisia, Abdellatif Hmam, the Spain-Tunisia Chamber of Commerce, evidence of the interest of Spanish companies in the opportunities offered by Tunisia in the strategic region of the Maghreb.

Minister Dastis laid a wreath in tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack on the National Bardo Museum in March 2015, in which two Spanish tourists lost their lives.

 

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