Marzouki Arrives in Libreville

Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki arrived, on Tuesday evening in Gabon, his last stop in an Africa tour that earlier took him to Mali, Niger and Chad. Marzouki was seen in at Libreville Airport by Gabon’s President Ali Bongo Ondimba, who was accompanied by his government members. The two presidents saluted the flag as the Tunisian and Gabonese national anthems were […]

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Mep Michael Gahler – Tunisia Making Steady Progress Toward Nascent Democracy

Tunisia is making steady progress toward nascent democracy, Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Michael Gahler said on Monday afternoon. During his meeting in Bardo with President of the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) Mustapha Ben Jaafar, Gahler welcomed the positive results achieved in Tunisia’s democratic transition, saying they pave the way for free and fair elections. Michael Gahler, who had […]

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2,400 Tunisian Jihadists in Syria (Interior)

The number of Tunisian Jihadists fighting in Syria stands at 2,400, Minister of the Interior, Lotfi Ben Jeddou said on Monday. He said efforts are expended to fight against the infiltration of terrorists to Tunisia through land borders and thwart operations to recruit youth to fight in Syria. Ben Jeddou also indicated that terrorists holed up in the Tunisian mountains […]

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Urgent Measures to Put a Stop to Degradation of Environmental Situation

Urgent measures were announced after the meeting of the crisis unit held Monday in Kasbah under the chairmanship of Interim Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa. The unit was set up to face up to the deterioration of the environmental situation, as a result of the accumulation of garbage in the country during this hot spell, which has caused citizens’ discontent. It […]

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Urgent Measures Will Be Announced to Address Environmental Degradation – Jomaa

“Urgent measures were taken by the crisis unit set up to address the deteriorating environment situation as waste piles up in the country,” Interim Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa said. “These steps will be announced later and regulations will be enforced to the fullest extent of the law,” he indicated, Monday, as he updated his voter registration. The Government will shoulder […]

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NCA Holds Hearing Session On Security Situation

The National Constituent Assembly (NCA), on Monday afternoon, held a hearing session on the security situation. Minister of the Interior Lotfi Ben Jeddou, Minister of Defence Ghazi Jeribi, Minister of Justice, Human Rights and Transitional Justice Hafedh Ben Salah as well as the Director General of National Security, the Commander of the National Guard and the Chief of Staff of […]

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Several Co-Operation Agreements Between Tunisia and Niger Signed

A set of co-operation agreements were signed, Sunday in Niamey, between Tunisia and Niger in several fields. The signing ceremony was held under chairmanship of Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki and Nigerien opposite number Mohamadou Issoufou. These co-operation agreements are: A memorandum of understanding in the environment protection field A memorandum of understanding in the religious affairs field A memorandum of […]

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ALGERIA, TUNISA EXPLORE OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPAND BILATERAL TRADE

ALGIERS, June 23 — Algeria and Tunisia are exploring opportunities to promote bilateral business relations by including their preferential trade agreement into the Arab free trade area (AFTA), and through the lifting of certain restrictions relating to Customs duties, their trade ministers say. “The meeting allowed both parties to make a first assessment of the implementation of the preferential trade […]

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KUWAIT “JOURNEY OF HOPE” BOAT ARRIVES IN TUNISIA

HAMMAMET, June 23– Kuwait’s “Journey of Hope” boat arrived in the Tunisian Port Yasmine Marina, in the city of Hammamet on Sunday in a new stop of a 22-stop overseas tour to show world Kuwait’s special experience in caring for mentally disabled people. The boat was received at the port by Kuwait’s Ambassador Fahad Ahmad Al-Awadi, Consul Dakheel Khurainej, several […]

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Speech by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the event “Germany and Tunisia”

BERLIN, Germany, June 23, 2014— Translation of advance text – Prime Minister Jomaa, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, Ms Mohn, First of all I would like to express my sincere thanks to you and the Bertelsmann Foundation for receiving us at these magnificent premises on Unter den Linden. And not only because we are neighbours. Not only, because we didn’t have […]

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Tunisian Youth Awarded Silver Medal At Young Inventors’ Competition in New York

Ali Mazhoudi, a young man native from Gabes, was awarded in New York the silver medal of young inventors (aged between 17 and 23) for his bio-plastics manufacturing project. The project was selected among 350 projects representing different countries of the world during an international competition held last June 18 in the U.S. city. Source : Tunis Afrique Presse

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