17 November 2012

Tunisia: Cabinet Meeting Looks at Several Draft Laws - Economic and Social Fields

Tunis — The cabinet meeting held Friday, under chairmanship of Interim Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali, looked at several draft laws and decrees relating to the economic and social fields.

A Prime Ministry communiqué says that the cabinet meeting was briefed by the ministers concerned about the draft state budget for 2013, the prospects of employment, education and the latest developments at domestic and foreign levels and notably the military escalation in the Gaza strip.

As regards the situation in the country, the cabinet meeting expressed deep concern over the death in hunger strike of a citizen jailed after the US Embassy attack and decided to speed up an investigation in this regard, the same source said.

On the other hand, the cabinet meeting denounced the israeli "barbaric and coward" attack on the Gaza strip, reiterating the support of Tunisia's Government and people to the Palestinian people and their just and legitimate cause.

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