U.S.A. keen to continue supporting Tunisia, says Barbara A. Leaf

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Barbara A. Leaf affirmed her country’s keenness to continue supporting Tunisia and willingness boost cooperation between the two countries so as to “cement the democratic process in Tunisia, guarantee prosperity and development and contribute to reinforce the region’s stability,” the Foreign Affairs Ministry said.


The U.S. official on Wednesday held a talk with Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisian Abroad Othman Jerandi, in the margins of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 77-September 19/26).


They exchanged views on the main regional and international issues, reiterating willingness to carry on coordination and consultation on issues of mutual interest and to support the political settlement of the situation in Libya.


The excellent relations of friendship and cooperation binding Tunisia and the U.S. and ways to foster them were also reviewed, according to the same source.


Jerandi underscored in this regard, Tunisia’s keenness to preserve its democratic achievements.


“Democracy is an irreversible choice,” he reaffirmed.


Preparations for the forthcoming legislative elections (due next December), were also at focus during the meeting, the ministry added.


The UNGA 77 kicked off on September 13 in New York, under the theme: “A watershed moment: Transformative solutions to interlocking challenges.”


Source: Tap News Agency