Head of State receives Polish Foreign Minister | Tunisia News Gazette

Head of State receives Polish Foreign Minister

President Beji Caid Essebsi met, Monday at Carthage Palace, with Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski who began a three-day visit to Tunisia on November 26.

The Foreign Minister said his visit to Tunisia is part of consultations with Tunisian officials on ways to foster bilateral relations and promote co-operation on the basis of both countries’ potential.

The visit is also aimed at exchanging views on key regional and international issues of common interest, in the light of Poland’s non-permanent membership in the UN Security Council 2018-2019, according to a statement by the presidency of the Republic.

The Minister also welcomed the convergence of views between the two countries on key international issues, including the fight against terrorism and irregular migration.

He praised Tunisia’s efforts in resolving the Libyan crisis.

Tunisia is working to bring the Libyan antagonists closer and to encourage them to dialogue, in addition to supporting the efforts of the UN envoy in Libya, he pointed out.

Witold Waszczykowski also stressed his country’s willingness to put its expertise in economic transition at the service of Tunisia and foster its ties with the various bodies to which Poland belongs, like the European Union ( EU) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

For his part, President Beji Caid Essebsi, stressed the importance of intensifying visits between officials of the two countries to promote co-operation to the desired level and identify new prospects for partnership.

The Head of State also reaffirmed Tunisia’s commitment to the principles mentioned in the Charter of the United Nations and its readiness to contribute to upholding them so as to ensure the peaceful settlement of regional and international conflicts and achieve the desired stability and development in the Middle East and North Africa.

The meeting was attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Khemaies Jhinaoui.

Source: TAP News Agency

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