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Prime Ministers of several countries renew their support for Tunisia

Published the:  11/06/2019

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(TAP correspondent in Geneva Bahija Mabrouk) – Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said that the talks he had, Monday and Tuesday, with his counterparts from several countries are part of the strengthening of bilateral relations and economic cooperation with these countries. These talks were on the sidelines of the 108th session of the Conference of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) held on June 10-21 2019 in Geneva.

His interlocutors from Sweden, Norway, Russia, Morocco, Burkina Faso and Germany have affirmed their support for Tunisia and its ongoing democratic experience, describing it as “a unique experience in a difficult regional context,” Chahed told media following his participation in the ILO’s centenary celebrations. Tunisian and Swiss investors have met to discuss ways to strengthen cooperation between the private sectors of the two countries.

The Prime Minister called for international support for Tunisia, which is going through a difficult economic climate, and for strengthening security coordination between all states against terrorist threat.

He also shed light on the Palestinian cause in his speech at the opening of this session to recall the importance of this issue and reiterate the continued support of Tunisia to the Palestinian people. Chahed’s position came following the ILO report on the situation in the occupied territories presented at the opening of the conference, which said a lot about the suffering endured by the Palestinians. Youssef chahed said that his remarks are intended to sensitise the heads of states and governments present, to the importance of defending the just Palestinian cause