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Foreign Minister receives phone call from his UK counterpart

Minister of Foreign Affairs Noureddine Erray, on Thursday, received a phone call from Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom Dominic Rapp, focusing on the Tunisia-UK friendship and cooperative relations and the shared will to further expand them

Noureddine Erray stated during the conversation "Tunisia's desire to expand areas of bilateral cooperation with the UK.

He expressed Tunisia's solidarity with the government and friendly British people in facing the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

For his part, the British Foreign Secretary affirmed his country's desire to improve the distinguished cooperative relations with Tunisia.

He said he was looking forward to visiting Tunisia and discussing with its officials ways to enrich the various existing cooperation frameworks, in the interest of the two friendly peoples.

The UK Foreign Secretary also extended his country's thanks to Tunisia for the facilities it provided during the evacuation of British nationals in the wake of the travel measures taken to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

The two ministers stressed the importance of coordinating efforts bilaterally and multilaterally, to activate the principle of international solidarity in facing the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, in line with what was stated in the President of the Republic's initiative to the UN.

The latter provides for adopting a different approach in dealing with the implications of this global humanitarian crisis,

The phone call also discussed the developments of the situation in Libya, as both sides stressed the need to "step up efforts to reach a comprehensive and lasting political solution to the crisis in this country and call on the various Libyan parties to respect the humanitarian truce."

They agreed to continue coordination regarding the various items on the agenda of the UN Security Council, within the framework of Tunisia's non-permanent membership in the Council for the period 2020-2021.


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