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Foreign Minister receives Turkish opposite number

Published the:  21/02/2011

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February 21, 2011 - TAP - Foreign Minister Mouldi Kéfi received, on Monday, Turkish Foreign Minister and chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe Ahmet Davutoglu.
During the meeting, the Foreign Minister voiced the caretaker Government's determination to carry out successfully this democratic process, to meet the Tunisian people's aspirations and goals of their Revolution of dignity, freedom and justice.
In a statement to TAP news agency at the end of the meeting, Mr. Davutoglu reasserted the Turkish people and government's support to the democratic transition in Tunisia, recalling that Turkey and Tunisia share a common history and are bound by a same destiny.
The Turkish minister said that "he sides with the brotherly Tunisian people," reasserting Turkey's readiness to provide the necessary assistance to the Tunisian interim government.
Mr. Davutoglu also specified that the main mission of the Council of Europe, whose rotating presidency is presently assumed by Turkey, is to enhance Human Rights and democracy through law.
He said that he was on a visit in Tunisia, escorted by the Council of Europe secretary-general Thorbjorn Jagland, to get acquainted with the country's situation and provide assistance to Tunisia which is member of the Venice Commission, a commission for democracy and rights.
He added that this Commission is expected in Tunisia next March, to provide technical assistance to the caretaker Government to organize free and transparent elections.
The Turkish FM specified that the Venice Commission would endeavour, together with the Tunisian authorities, to institutionalize Human Rights and the rule of law, reaffirming "his deep confidence in the great Tunisian people's wisdom and maturity".