Head of State meets with participants at joint conference between APF and AOMF | Tunisia News Gazette

Head of State meets with participants at joint conference between APF and AOMF

President Beji CaA�d Essebsi met on Friday at the Carthage palace with Marc Bertrand President of the International Network of Francophone Ombudsmen, Philippe Courard Vice-President of the Parliamentary Assembly of La Francophonie (APF) ) and President of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and Jacques Toubon, defender of rights in France.

The three personalities pay a visit to Tunisia to participate in the first joint conference between the Parliamentary Assembly of La Francophonie (APF) and the Association of Ombudsmen and Mediators of La Francophonie (AOMF), held on November 23 and 24 in Tunis.

According to a statement by the Presidency of the Republic, they commended the organisation in Tunis of the first joint conference between the two French-speaking institutions in Tunisia under the theme: “Parliamentarians and Mediators, Actors of Good Governance “. It is a tribute to Tunisia for its historic and crucial role in the International Organisation of La Francophonie and an encouragement to its efforts for the consecration of the principles of democracy and human rights, they pointed out.

The Head of State expressed his consideration to the role played by parliamentarians and mediators to achieve good governance through the consolidation of the principles of democracy, transparency and integrity, the defense of fundamental rights of citizens and the protection of their interests.

Caid Essebsi also stressed that Tunisia is making every effort to establish a democratic regime based on the principles of good governance and participatory approach, to fight against corruption and to guarantee access to information provided by the Constitution.

“Tunisia is determined to develop its judicial system through the consecration of the fundamental rights of citizens including the rights of women,” he said.

The meeting was attended by Ombudsman Abdessatar Ben Moussa.

Source: TAP News Agency

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