Khemaies Jhinaoui meets President of UNGA, takes part in meeting of Alliance of Civilisations

Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui highlighted at a meeting in New York with President of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly Tijjani Muhammad-Bande

 Tunisia’s support for the priorities for the action proposed by the Assembly under the banner “Galvanising multilateral efforts for poverty eradication, quality education, climate action and inclusion".

Jhinaoui said the priorities proposed by the President of the Assembly at this session were consistent with the national goals of the Development Agenda, the Foreign Affairs Department said in a statement Saturday.

Regarding Tunisia’s election as non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the period 2020-2021, the Minister of Foreign Affairs stressed the importance the country attaches to strengthened cooperation with the General Assembly.

For his part, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, elected as President of this session, welcomed Tunisia's commitment to multilateral cooperation mechanisms, stressing the need for to coordinate the agenda of the Security Council and that of the General Assembly.

Jhinaoui also participated Friday in a high-level ministerial meeting of the group of friends of the Alliance of Civilizations.

In his remarks, he recalled Tunisia's place as the cradle of peaceful coexistence, multiculturalism and religions, saying it was a pioneer in joining the group of friends of the Alliance of Civilisations and actively contributed to the development of this alliance and the promotion of its noble goals and priorities, including education, the media, youth, women and migration.

The Minister said the Alliance of Civilisations, as an instrument of preventive diplomacy, could play a leading role in defending the values of tolerance and dialogue between religions and cultures, preventing the danger of extremism, polarization and hatred and contributing to the resolution of conflicts and crises of cultural and religious background.

Jhinaoui also recalled that Tunisia was ready to continue to support the Alliance and its activities aimed at creating a safer and more inclusive world.

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