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Prime Minister receives European Parliament Delegation

Published the:  04/02/2011

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February 4, 2011  - TAP  - Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi received, Friday morning at Carthage palace, a delegation of the European Parliament visiting Tunisia on February 3-6.
The Delegation, made up of twelve European deputies, is led by Messrs. José Ignacio Salafranca of (European People's Party/Spain) and Pier Antonio Panzeri (Socialists and Democrats/Italy).
At the end of the talk with the Prime Minister, Mr.  Salafranca said to Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP) news agency that the Delegation "came to demonstrate to the Tunisian people solidarity of the European Parliament and the European Union, and to back up the democratic transition process in the country."
"We are to meet the personalities from civil society, Trade Unions, political parties and Government members, to listen to their possible needs, and if the Tunisian people wish it, we are ready to assist them in this democratic process in Tunisia", he added.
For his part, Mr. Panzeri said he had "very positive impressions from this visit."  "We are," he added, "gathering all necessary information to support the democratic transfer in Tunisia and to understand the role to be played by the European Union in this sense".
 "Each talk constitutes for us a positive element insofar as it brings new elements of information", he underlined, asserting that the talk with the Prime Minister was of great importance.