Mogherini in Tunisia: EU and Tunisia share the same region, the same values, the present and the future

November 4, 2016
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EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini travelled to Tunis this week where she met with Tunisian President Béji Caïd Essebsi, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed and Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui. The visit signals the growing ties between Tunisia and the EU in many sectors.

We share the same region, the same values, the present and the future. The success of Tunisia is extremely important for the European Union,” said Mogherini. The High Representative stressed how important it is for the EU “to invest in the present and the future of Tunisia” especially in Tunisian youth.
The European Union will raise its financial support to Tunisia to EUR 300 million for 2017 and is committed to keeping the same level of support until 2020. “Our partnership goes beyond financial support and touches upon cooperation for the environment, the creation of jobs, economic development, security and foreign policy,” stressed Mogherini.
At her meeting with President Essebsi, who is expected in Brussels next month, the High Representative also discussed the situation in Libya: “It’s very important to work together for the stability of the Mediterranean, which is also a European sea“.
Mogherini and Prime Minister Chahed also launched together a new project for the environmental clean-up of Lake Bizerte and the depollution of the Mediterranean. (EU Neighbourhood Info)
Read more
EU Neighbourhood Info Centre – Tunisia: EU and UfM launch environmental programme (02-11-2016)
Relations between the EU and Tunisia – Factsheet
EU Delegation to Tunisia – website and Facebook page

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