Tunisian-Italian Twinning Project to Support Administrative Justice Reform in Tunisia Extended to October 2021

Tunis/Tunisia — (TAP Correspondent /Maroua Ben Abdennebi) - The Tunisian-Italian twinning project to support the reform of administrative justice in Tunisia will be extended until October 2021, said the President of the Italian Council of State, Filippo Patroni Griffi, in a speech delivered Thursday at the Council's headquarters in Rome, before President Kais Saied.

Financed by one million euros, this twinning project between the Administrative Court and the Italian Council of State, launched in 2019, was to end in July 2021. It is part of the twinning projects with the European Union, whose total budget amounts to 6 million euros (nearly 20 million dinars) and which aim to support the democratic transition in Tunisia.

On this occasion, the Italian Prime Minister called for the continuation of Tunisian-Italian cooperation in the field of justice, especially administrative justice.

For his part, President Kais Saied stressed the important role played by administrative justice in the establishment of the rule of law.

In this respect, he insisted on the need for the independence of the judiciary and the administration as guarantors of the rule of law.

Earlier in the day, Saied was received by the President of the Constitutional Court, Giancarlo Coraggio, at the Palazzo della Consulta in Rome.

On this occasion, he gave a presentation on the control of the constitutionality of laws, stressing the importance of benefiting from the Italian experience in the field of justice.

According to the diplomatic adviser to the Presidency of the Republic, Walid Hajjem, President Saied is expected to meet this afternoon, at the end of his official visit which started Wednesday, with the Tunisian diaspora in Italy.

He said that this meeting will be an opportunity to learn about the main concerns of the Tunisian expatriates in Italy and to discuss ways to strengthen their role in the creation of projects and jobs in Tunisia.

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