EU ready to support Tunisia in its negotiations with international financial institutions (Joseph Borell)

The European Union (EU) is willing to provide all necessary support to Tunisia in its negotiations with international financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), said Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

Borell was speaking at his meeting Thursday with Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad, Othman Jerandi, on the sidelines of the Berlin II Conference on Libya,

For his part, Jerandi highlighted the need for Tunisia to secure more European funding and investment, as part of national efforts to address economic challenges, generated by the COVID-19.

"It is imperative to combine the efforts of all partners to ensure security and political and social stability in the Mediterranean," he stressed.

The two sides also reviewed the special relationship between Tunisia and the EU at all levels, referring to the outcome of President Kais Saied's visit in Brussels on June 3 and 4, 2021.

They welcomed the new momentum in bilateral relations, highlighting the common will to support the efforts of the Libyan government to bring its political process to a conclusive end.


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