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Chahed emphasises in Washington concordance of views between new American administration and Tunisian State.

Published the:  12/07/2017

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(TAP correspondent /Hassène khiari) – The President of the Government Youssef Chahed said Wednesday in Washington that his meeting with US senators and members of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee was an opportunity to discuss the challenges facing Tunisia.

"Our interlocutors were receptive to the arguments put forward," he said in a press statement after his meeting with the members of the US Senate Foreign Affairs Committee.

On the talks he had with US officials, Youssef chahed stressed the concordance of views between the new US administration and the Tunisian state.

"US officials and senators are convinced of the need to support Tunisia as a strategic ally in the fight against terrorism. We are determined to defend the interests of Tunisia with all American decision-makers, "he said.

He said he gave the day before to the US national security adviser, General Herbert Raymond H. R. McMaster, an overview of the Tunisian strategy in the fight against terrorism and extremism.

In this regard, he said that he explained to his interlocutor that this strategy is not limited to the security approach, but also encompasses the components of culture, education, youth and employment.

A source in the Prime Ministry said the meeting between The President of the Government and the US national security adviser on Tuesday evening at the White House focused on the security situation in the region and the fight against Terrorism and extremism.