Tunisia: Economic and Security Co-Operation Discussed As Marzouki Meets Mauritanian President

Kuwait City — Mechanisms to be put in place to boost Tunisian-Mauritanian relations in the economic field were discussed at a meeting held Wednesday in Kuwait City between Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki and Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

The talk also focused on ways to strengthen co-ordination in the fight against terrorism, a source close to the Presidency of the Republic told TAP correspondent.

The meeting, which was attended by the two countries' foreign ministers, also discussed the revival of joint action between Maghreb countries.

Marzouki had held on Tuesday evening a set of talks with Arab leaders and senior officials, on the sidelines of his participation in the Arab Summit (March 25-26).

He conferred with Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah who stated his country's commitment to support democratic transition in Tunisia and boost investment.

Marzouki also met with Lebanese President Michel Sleiman and Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane.

He also discussed with Speaker of the Algerian People's National Assembly Abdelkader Ben Salah security issues and the fight against terrorism.

Marzouki also held talks with the President of the Libyan National Transitional Council. They discussed the idea of creation of trade, industrial and services areas in the border between the two countries and promote these regions that suffer from marginalisation.

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