11 June 2012

Tunisia: 'Our Visit Is a Message of Support and Its Nascent Democratic Process,' Says Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser

Tunis — President of the United Nations 66th General Assembly Nassir Abdulaziz al-Nasser said, at the end of his meeting on Monday with Foreign Minister Rafik Abdessalem, that his visit to Tunisia was meant "to assert all kinds of support to Tunisia and to its nascent democratic process."

He also affirmed the General Assembly's readiness to make all its expertise available to "reinforce democracy and human rights, good governance and anti-corruption fight in the country where the first spark of the Arab Spring was ignited."

For his part, Mr. Abdessalem pointed out that his talk with the UN official had been an occasion to discuss the various issues posed on the Arab scene, especially as he is the voice of the Arab group in the Assembly, to reach a joint vision about what is happening in the region and the world.

The meeting also turned on the positive developments Tunisia is living through, its democratic transition process and the general impact it is having on the Arab region, and the vision Tunisia has of the UN reform system, being a country very much attached to Arab and African groups' joint vision.

According to the Foreign Minister's statement to TAP news agency, this vision is based on supporting the demands of both groups who call for broadening representativeness within the UN, so as to include two permanent members from the developing countries and African countries, in addition to two non-permanent ones.

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