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Prospects for expanding bilateral co-operation discussed as Egyptian President receives Chahed

Published the:  12/11/2017

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(TAP Special Correspondent – Aida Hichri) – Prime Minister Youssef Chahed stressed Tunisia’s commitment to expand the Tunisian-Egyptian co-operation in all fields at his meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday morning at the Presidential Palace in Cairo.


Chahed, who is making a two-day official visit to Cairo to attend the 16th session of the Tunisian-Egyptian High Joint Commission, emphasised the importance of this 16th session, saying “it is an opportunity to take stock of bilateral co-operation and discuss ways to boost it and make it an active and supportive partnership.”


While commending the evolution of the long-standing relations established between Tunisia and Egypt and the development of fruitful co-operation between the two countries in recent years, the Prime Minister deemed essential to re-launch the Tunisian-Egyptian Joint Security Commission.


In this regard, he expressed the hope to see this commission meet this month.


"Tunisia and Egypt need to increase their capabilities in the fight against terrorism," he pointed out.


Youssef Chahed seized this opportunity to reiterate Tunisia's condemnation of the terrorist attacks in Egypt, which have left several victims among the police, the army and civilians and to reaffirm its solidarity with the Egyptian brothers and its support for their efforts to fight against terrorism.


Moreover, Chahed said he was satisfied with the level of consultation and co-ordination between the two countries on the challenges that arise on the regional scene as well as on all issues of common interest.


He said "this approach has helped to boost the process of political settlement of crises in the region".


In this regard, he commended the important role played by Egypt at the regional and Arab levels in the service of the interests of Arab causes.


The Prime Minister took the opportunity to convey the greetings of President Beji Caid Essebsi to the Egyptian President and his wishes to see him visit Tunisia.