25 August 2012

Tunisia: New Constitution Will Be Modern, Progressive - Ben Jaafar

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Tunisian National Assembly.

Bardo — The new Tunisian Constitution will be modern, progressive and open on universal values of freedom and democracy and will entrench perfectly equality between men and women, said Speaker of the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) Mustapha Ben Jaafar.

Meeting Saturday a delegation of representative of several associations of migrants from France, Italy and Switzerland and civil society activists abroad, Mr. Ben Jaafar said the phase of construction undergone by Tunisia requires involving all citizens at home and abroad, a statement of the office of the NCA Speaker indicated.

Mr. Ben Jaafar stressed the need to establish dialogue with these associations and learn from the experience of migrants residing in countries known for their democracy.

The representatives of associations expressed, for their part, their concerns and asked about the roadmap of the new phase of transition experienced by the country.

They called for the establishment of a higher council for emigration representing all associations.

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