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Caid Essebsi discusses with Chahed developments of forest fires in several northwestern regions

Published the:  03/08/2017

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(TAP) - President Beji Caïd Essebsi, on Thursday, discussed with The President of the Government Youssef Chahed the developments of the recent forest fires in several northwestern regions.

At the end of the meeting, Chahed said he had informed the Head of State about the situation in fire-stricken areas and the material damage caused by the disaster.

Youssef Chahed said the President of the Republic stressed the need to ensure better guidance of the citizens and families affected by the fires and to take all necessary measures to repair the damage they have suffered.

He added that it was also essential to strengthen the capabilities and capacities of civil protection and the National Army in the field of fire prevention and control.

He also stressed the need to bring to justice anyone involved in such criminal acts.

Chahed also pointed out that the gradual improvement in economic indicators, particularly the rate of export-import coverage during the last quarter, as well as the progress of the finance bill for the year 2018, were also on the agenda of his meeting with the Head of State.