Tunis — The Consultative meeting, held last August 3 in Dar Dhiafa in Carthage between Interim Prime Minister Ali Larayedh and representatives of political parties and civil society activists, on the country's security situation and war on terror resulted in a series of proposals, published in a communiqué released on Friday by the Prime Ministry.
The proposals which turn on mechanisms of the reform system of combating terrorism, recommend "the development of a multi-dimensional comprehensive strategy, which does not rest only on the security approach".
The proposals suggest the creation of a national security agency such as the ones found in developed countries, the improvement of intelligence services within the Interior Ministry and in several fields, especially concerning the fight against terrorism. A special joint unit bringing together the National Army, security forces and customs authorities should also be formed alongside the creation of a fund that would help back up the war on terror.
As to communication and information, a call was launched meant to devise a joint strategy with the media and develop the techniques of information science in the military and security fields.
Besides, participants in the meeting stressed the need to rely on the official sources provided by of the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of the Defense and the Ministry of the Justice and tell Tunisian citizens the truth, whether it is positive or negative.
Awareness campaigns must be launched so as to back up the fight against terrorism through advertisements, the communiqué adds.
Regarding the law enforcement, the proposals formulated focused on three major axes, namely applying the anti-terrorism legislation, reviving the anti-terrorism legislation and bolstering the fight against smuggling networks.