Carthage — President Moncef Marzouki and Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird "expressed a pressing need to launch a direct flight between Tunisia and Canada to facilitate capital and investment flow."
Meeting on Thursday in Tunis, they also pointed the imperative to establish a new mode of bilateral relations that lays down the foundations of a real partnership in the economic, social, industrial and trade fields.
The meeting was an occasion to discuss the situation of the Tunisian expatriate community in Canada and the mechanisms to guide its members, notably in Quebec.
Mr. John Baird reasserted, during the meeting, Canada's support to the democratic transition process in Tunisia, adding that his country understands perfectly the special nature of the stage, notably in light of the social, economic and political challenges characterising the democratic transition period.
"Canada is confident in Tunisia's capacity to forge a successful democratic model in the region," he assured.