Tunisia: MEPs Call for Boosting Tunisia-EU Partnership

Tunis/Tunisia — Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), on Tuesday, reaffirmed their strong commitment to continue supporting Tunisia in this delicate stage to address its main challenges.

"The Tunisia-EU partnership should develop further in light of the many difficulties currently facing the country," stressed MEPs, citing in particular, financial and economic problems

At a virtual debate held Tuesday with Speaker of the House of People's Representatives Rached Ghannouchi, MEPs stressed the need to redouble efforts to address economic, social, security, health and development challenges.

According to a statement of the parliament, the members, from different parties in the European Parliament, have expressed the commitment of EU countries to continue to support the transition process in Tunisia and bolster economic, social, trade and tourism cooperation.

For his part, Rached Ghannouchi reviewed the efforts undertaken to implement social and economic reforms and to cope with the economic crisis caused by the new coronavirus.

He called for strengthening the Tunisia-EU partnership, especially through European investment in Tunisia, which plays an important role in combating irregular migration and generating jobs.

President of the Joint Parliamentary Committee Tunisia-EU, Aroua Ben Abbes, and the rapporteur of the Committee Mounir Balti, took part in this virtual meeting.

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