Caid Essebsi receives SG of World Organisation of Scout Movement | Tunisia News Gazette

Caid Essebsi receives SG of World Organisation of Scout Movement

President of the Republic Beji Caid Essebsi Tuesday met in Carthage with World Organisation of Scout Movement (WOSM) Secretary-General Ahmed

Hendaoui and Secretary General of the Arab Scout Organisation Atef Abdel Majid.

The latter are leading a delegation of 80 international Scout leaders on a visit to Tunisia to run a training session on May 9-15.

The President congratulated Ahmed Hendaoui on his appointment as the first Arab SG of the international organisation which plays a key role in training youths and instilling in them the respect of the State and its institutions and the values of sacrifice for the homeland.

CaA�d Essebsi also commended the efforts made by the Tunisian Scout to educate young people, promote the Tunisian society and encourage scouting in Tunisia and the Arab world.

He urged, in this vein, Scout leaders to carry on their efforts to stand as an example of sacrifice and altruism and build a better future for their homeland and future generations.

The President of the Republic likewise extended thanko to the WOSM for the interest it takes in Tunisia and said there is willingness to scale up cooperation with the international organisation.

Ahmed Hendaoui briefed the President of the Republic about the main activities of the 169-member organisation and shed light on the agenda of the Tunisia visit and the meetings held with Tunisian officials.

He also hailed as particular the interest which Tunisia lends to the Scout movement and the support provided by State institutions.

The SG said Tunisian youth are increasingly joining the scout organisation, adding that the organisation is willing to underpin programmes and projects that will be initiated by Tunisian Scouts.

The meeting was attended by General Commissioner of Tunisian Scouts Wahid Laabidi.

Source: TAP News Agency

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