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During the 75rd session of the United Nations General Assembly

As member of the United Nations Security Council, Tunisia continues to contribute to the collective efforts to consolidate international peace," Minister of Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Tunisians Abroad Othman Jerandi said as he delivered Tunisia’s speech on behalf of the President of the Republic to the virtual 75TH session of the United Nations General Assembly.

He added that the country prioritises preventive diplomacy, political settlement of conflicts and crises and mitigation of humanitarian impact and supports global efforts addressing the different challenges that threaten peoples of the world.

Jerandi also reaffirmed Tunisia's firm stance towards the just Palestinian cause, "as it is an urgent priority and the main entry point to restore security and peace to the region and the world."

On the other hand, the Foreign Minister highlighted, according to a press release, "Tunisia's firm commitment to continue making every effort to help our Libyan brothers reach a comprehensive political settlement through an inclusive inter-Libyan dialogue under a UN-led process.”

“Tunisia once again welcomes the recent ceasefire agreement in Libya,” Jerandi further indicated.

He recalled the country’s position that “military action and foreign intervention cannot represent a solution to the crisis, adding that such options further complicate the crisis, deepen the suffering of the Libyan people and threaten security and stability in Libya and the region.

On the African level, Othman Jerandi renewed Tunisia's support for "Silencing the Guns in Africa" ​, saying ​the campaign is a continued effort that needs greater international support in order for the continent to become free of conflicts and focus on nation building and development.

Concerning the unusual international situation because of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Tunisians Abroad pointed to the urgent need for international cooperation and solidarity and more effective multilateral action to contain the effects of the epidemic.

Jerandi also warned of "the increase in violent extremism and terrorism, despite the significant progress made in combating it thanks to the concerted efforts exerted nationally, regionally and internationally."

He emphasised the imperative for the international community to co-ordinate efforts on all levels and intensify cooperation to counter terrorism and extremism “in order to protect our societies and our people, and in particular the youth.”


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