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Major national reforms at heart of Chahed/Mogherini talk in Brussels

Published the:  24/04/2018

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(TAP special correspondent Sofien Manai) - Prime Minister Youssef Chahed started a working visit, April 23-27, in the Benelux countries: Belgium-Netherlands-Luxembourg.

Upon his arrival in Brussels, he was received by European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini.

According to Adviser to the Prime Minister in charge of Diplomatic Affairs Tarek Ben Salem, the meeting focused on the major reforms undertaken by Tunisia, the current municipal elections, the EU’s classification of Tunisia among the countries likely to be heavily exposed to money laundering and terrorist financing, counter-terrorism and irregular emigration.

The two sides also discussed the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) in preparation for the next round of negotiations between Tunisia and the EU, and reviewed the emergency plan for the EU’s duty free import of additional 35 thousand tonnes of Tunisian virgin olive oil in over the next two years.

The PM is accompanied by Minister of Relations with Constitutional Authorities, Civil Society and Human Rights Mehdi Ben Gharbia, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Sabri Bachtobji and advisers in charge of investment and diplomatic affairs