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Steinmeier and Fabius to ask for more European support for Tunisia

April 28th, 2014
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News from Berlin - Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Laurent Fabius arrived in Tunis where the 2011 Arab Spring has left its mark, for their talks with the Tunisian government and its opposition group on 24th and 25th April 2014. During the trip Steinmeier emphasized the need for investors, for the country’s progression towards obtaining a democratic society.

They were met by the foreign minister of the transition government, Mongi Hamdi, who also accompanied Steinmeier and Fabius to their talks with State President, Moncef Marzouki and Minister President Mehdi Jomaa. The most important topic of these talks was the course of the reform since the revolution took place in 2011 and the need to end corruption to support economic development.

At a shared encounter with the press the two foreign ministers from France and Germany made it clear that the country had made progress and they have faith in the country’s path towards political and economic stability and stressed that Europe would continue to support Tunisia in this process.

Other highlights of the trip were the inauguration of the German Embassy in Tunis which was located to ‘Les Berges du Lac’ and a tour of projects in Tunis and the surrounding area.

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