Minister of Foreign Affairs meets Russian ambassador in Tunis

Minister of Foreign Affairs Noureddine Erray met Thursday Russia's ambassador in Tunis Sergey Nikolaev.

The meeting focused on the bilateral and multilateral efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The two sides also reviewed ways to foster cooperation between the two countries.

The Minister discussed with the Russian ambassador President Kais Saied's initiative on international solidarity and coordination to deal with the fallout from the health crisis.

He expressed the hope that Russia would support this initiative, stressing the importance of combining all efforts to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus in the world.

For his part, the Russian diplomat expressed his country's pride in the friendly relations between Tunisia and Russia.

He underscored his country's desire to strengthen the bilateral cooperation frameworks, particularly in the economic sphere, in these delicate circumstances in the world.

The meeting also provided an opportunity to discuss regional and international issues of common interest, including the situation in Libya and the need to help the Libyan people internationally find a political solution to the crisis.

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