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Kerkennah boat collision: Caid Essebsi receives PG

Published the:  18/10/2017

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(TAP) - The urgent measures to provide attention to the families of victims of the collision between an illegal migrant boat and a Navy vessel on October 8 were the focus of President Beji Caid Essebsi’s meeting on Wednesday with The President of the Government Youssef Chahed.

Quoted in a Presidency of the Republic press release, Chahed said at the end of the meeting that emphasis had been laid on the need to speed up the investigation, determine the responsibilities in this case, combat illegal immigration and unmask "criminal networks" specialised in this field.

The meeting also turned on the general situation in the country and the government's agenda in the coming period.

The President of the Government Youssef Chahed called at a Cabinet meeting held Tuesday, for providing optimal material and psychological care to the families of victims of the collision between an illegal migrant boat and a Navy vessel.

He laid emphasis on the need to speed up the investigation into the collision, to inform the public of its results and to determine the responsibilities in this case. He also insisted on law enforcement, calling for keeping the military institution away from tension and smear campaigns.