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"Government has met most of its commitments" (Chahed)

Published the:  16/03/2017

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“The National Unity Government has met most of the commitments included in the Carthage Document,” said Prime Minister Youssef Chahed.

“The government is determined to implement all the points of this document,” he affirmed on Thursday in a speech before the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) plenary session, dedicated to the vote of confidence in the two new government members.

The National Unity Government had undertaken to respect the Carthage Document. It has not deviated from its commitment unlike what is being said, he stressed.

A special emphasis was laid in particular on countering terrorism, corruption, smuggling and parallel trade, development consolidation notably in inland regions, reviving investment and employment, he pointed out. A particular interest has also been lent to the social and environmental situation, he added.

Chahed pointed out, in this regard, the “clear improvement of the security situation.”

According to him, the war on terrorism cannot be carried out only with weapons, but also with “culture and knowledge.”

This is why the national counter terrorism strategy should mostly be based on “an alternative discourse capable of protecting youth against the scourge of extremism,” he said.

In another connection, the PM spoke of his government’s main achievements aimed to speed up the development pace, notably the adoption of the new investment code, addressing financial imbalances through the 2017 finance law and the economic emergency law.