Gentiloni describes as "excellent" Tunisian-Italian cooperation in fight against illegal emigration | Tunisia News Gazette

Gentiloni describes as “excellent” Tunisian-Italian cooperation in fight against illegal emigration

Speaker of the House of People’s Representatives (HRR) Mohamed Ennaceur received, Saturday at the Bardo Palace, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, on a working visit to Tunisia from 24 to 26 November 2017.

According to a statement of the HPR, the talk focused on bilateral cooperation in the fight against illegal emigration, terrorism and ways to combat this scourge.

On this occasion, Gentiloni described as “excellent” the Tunisian-Italian cooperation in the fight against illegal emigration reaffirming his country’s will to promote this partnership and diversify its areas.

“For Italy, Tunisia is a strategic partner,” he said, underlining his country’s will to boost this partnership and contribute to the success of the transition process initiated by Tunisia.

Besides, Gentiloni said he discussed with the parliament speaker ways to resolve the Libyan crisis as well as the evolution of Tunisian-Italian cooperation in the fight against terrorism.

In this connection, Paolo Gentiloni expressed full solidarity of Italy with the Egyptian people and government following the “odious” attack on Friday, which targeted a mosque in Sinai.

For HPR Speaker Mohamed Ennaceur, the security of Tunisia is also that of Europe. He commended, in this regard, the establishment of a “Marshall Plan” for Africa to develop the economy of the countries of this continent including Tunisia.

Source: TAP News Agency

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