Jerandi calls on France to be more flexible in visa-granting procedures to Tunisians

(TAP) – France shall be more flexible in the visa-granting procedures for Tunisian nationals, said Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad Othman Jerandi during his talk with France’s Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna, on the occasion of the 18th francophonie Summit.

 

Jerandi voiced the Tunisian authorities’ statisfaction at France’s decision to lift the visa restrictions, calling for the adoption of a comprehensive approach to deal with migration based not only on the security aspect but also on the solidarity development concept, reads a Foreign Ministry press release issued Friday.

 

The FM pointed out the need to boost the Tunisian-French cooperation in all fields and explore broader prospects for this cooperation, so as to further foster bilateral relations and meet the various international challenges that require more solidarity and coordination.

 

He underlined in this regard, the need to convene the Franco-Tunisian High Council for Cooperation as one of the key mechanisms of cooperation between the two countries.

 

Regional and international issues of joint interest were also discussed during the meeting.

 

Jerandi reaffirmed the need to endeavour to identify the appropriate solutions to many crises, notably the Libyan one, which will restore stability in this country and prevent that the situation will further worsen in the region, especially in light of the fall-out of the Russia-Ukraine war and the growing vulnerability and illegal migration.

 

Source: TAP News Agency