Tunisia: Jerandi Receives U.S. Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs

Tunis/Tunisia — The Tunisian-US cooperation and the development of the situation in Tunisia, as well as the political process in Libya, were the focus of the meeting that brought together Wednesday Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad, Othman Jerandi and US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Yael Lempert.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs stressed that the formation of the government Bouden, is a first step towards meeting the demands of the people to rectify the democratic process, " says a statement of the department.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs reaffirmed to the U.S. official "Tunisia's attachment to democracy as an irreversible choice, and the establishment of the foundations of the rule of law and institutions.

According to Jerandi, President Kais Saied "will announce other measures to reassure Tunisia's partners. The friendly countries are invited to continue to support Tunisia until the completion of the rectification process," he said.

During this meeting, the two officials reviewed the areas of bilateral cooperation between Tunisia and Washington and ways to develop them.

On the other hand, they discussed the progress of the political process in Libya and participation in the International Conference on the Initiative for Stability in Libya, which will be held in Tripoli, October 21.

They reiterated the common will to contribute to the success of the elections, stressing their determination to help Libyans to hold these polls.

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