Tunis Forum – Tunisia Keen On Further Opening Up On African Continent – Marzouki

The Tunis Forum attracted about 1,000 attendees, including 350 African senior officials, business leaders and representatives of 20 media bodies. The two-day event, which opened on Thursday at the initiative of the Arab Institute of Business Leaders (IACE), is placed under the motto “Tunisia and Sub-Saharan Africa: a Strategy of Sustainable Integration.” Caretaker President Mohamed Moncef Marzouki said, at the […]

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Cross-Border Co-Operation Project Looked At

A working session was held, Wednesday in Tunis, devoted to the examination of cross-border co-operation project, funded by the European Union (EU) under the shape of donations. The working session chaired by Secretary of State for Interior Minister, in charge of Regional and Local Affairs Abderrazek Ben khlifa was also an occasion to examine the obstacles preventing the achievement of […]

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National Dialogue Meeting Put Off, Proposal of Caid Essebsi On the Table

Political parties participating in the National Dialogue decided to adjourn to Saturday the debate on the separate or simultaneous holding of presidential and legislative elections to look at the proposal of President of Nidaa Tounes Beji Caid Essebsi. Deputy Secretary-General of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) Bouali Mbarki said Beji Caid Essebsi had proposed the holding of a first […]

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United States Signs $500 Million Loan Guarantee Agreement With Tunisia

Today, the United States and Tunisia signed a loan guarantee agreement which will allow Tunisia to access up to $500 million in affordable financing from international capital markets. The loan guarantee underscores the United States’ commitment to the people of Tunisia and their democratic transition. The loan guarantee agreement is designed to support Tunisia as it pursues important reforms that […]

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Marzouki Meets With Gabon’s Minister of Foreign Affairs

Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki received, on Wednesday in Carthage, Gabon’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Emmanuel Ngondet, who is paying an official visit to Tunisia. Marzouki stressed the need to strengthen co-operation between the two countries and work to raise them to the level of effective partnership. He highlighted Tunisia’s openness on its African environment, given the investment opportunities it offers. […]

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Tunisair Reinforces Its Fleet With New Aircraft

Tunisair fleet will be reinforced next November with a new aircraft type A320, CEO of the national carrier Salwa Sghaier told TAP correspondent in Erbil,(capital of the autonomous region of Iraq’s Kurdistan). By 2017, the fleet will be reinforced by 8 other aircraft, including 6 Airbus (A 320) and two aircraft type (A330), she added. These purchases are part of […]

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Marzouki Invited to Inauguration Ceremony of El-Sissi

Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki received, on Wednesday, an official invitation to attend the inauguration ceremony of the newly elected Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi scheduled next Sunday, said an official source of the Presidency of the Republic. The invitation denies news reported by some Tunisian and foreign media on the intention of the Egyptian Presidency to exclude some countries, including […]

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Baccalaureate Main Session Starts – Jomaa Visit to Khaznadar Secondary School

The main session of the Baccalaureate exam due to last till June 11, started, on Wednesday in all secondary schools nationwide. Interim Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa paid a visit on the occasion, to the Mohamed Attia secondary school in Khaznadar (Tunis), where he toured some examination rooms. Jomaa who was accompanied by Education Minister Fethi Jaray, encouraged candidates, reassuring them […]

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Marzouki Congratulates Abbas, Haniyeh On Government of National Unity

Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki congratulated President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh on the fruitful reconciliation efforts that brought about a national unity government. Speaking on phone, on Tuesday afternoon, with Abbas and Haniyeh, Marzouki reiterated Tunisia’s unwavering support for efforts seeking to unite the Palestinian people for the sake of their just cause, a […]

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National Dialogue – No Consensus Reached On Priority Order Between Presidential and Legislative Elections

National Dialogue resumed, on Wednesday, works without however, reaching a consensus about the priority order between the presidential and legislative elections. Parties taking part in the dialogue are devised between those who privilege the presidential elections over the legislative and vice versa. Within the Popular Front, views diverge between the Workers’ Party, the People’s Movement, the Socialist Democrat Movement (MDS) […]

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