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Tunisia participates in 17th Meeting of COMESA MoFA

Tunisia took part Tuesday for the 1st time, in the 17th Meeting of the COMESA Ministers of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).

This meeting is organised ahead of the 21st COMESA Heads of State and Government Summit set for November 23 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, focused on the examination and adoption of the report of the Peace and Security Commission on the security situation and political developments in the region' countries.

Taking the floor, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad Othmane Jerandi affirmed Tunisia's determination to establish peace in the whole African Continent and foster its cooperation relations with the Eastern and Southern African countries.

During the discussion of the situation in certain crisis countries such as Libya, Sudan, Somalia and the war in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, Mr.Jerandi reiterated the importance Tunisia lends to issues of peace, security and counter-terrorism, which are essential conditions for sustainable development.

He recalled in this regard Tunisia's participation in peacekeeping operations on the continent from the early years of its independence.

Referring to the situation in Tunisia, the FM indicated that the transitional process is still underway, asserting that the exceptional measures decided by the President of the Republic are consistent with the Constitution and enjoy strong popular support.

These measures aim to establish the foundations of democracy and guarantee fundamental freedoms and sustainable development as part of a social consensus, he added.


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