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Cabinet holds regular meeting

Published the:  18/03/2011

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March 18, 2011 TAP - The Interim Cabinet, on Friday March 18, 2011 , held its regular meeting at El Kasbah, under Caretaker President Foued Mebazaa's chairmanship.
The meeting looked at draft decree-laws pertaining to the provisional organization of public powers and the three legislative, executive and judicial branches, pending the establishment of new constitutional legitimacy and the State's political and constitutional re-organization through a national constituent assembly elected by the people to ensure State's continuity and normal operation of its mechanisms.
The Cabinet also discussed, according to a statement made by Mr. Taieb Baccouche, the Education Minister and official spokesman for the Cabinet Meeting, important provisions related to the dissolution of the Chambers of Deputies and of Advisers, the Constitutional Council and the Economic and Social Council.
The Cabinet also looked at a draft decree-law on the creation of a national commission to be tasked with retrieving the illegally acquired property abroad.
It also focused on a set of decree-laws on co-operation agreements between the Republic of Tunisia and friendly countries, particularly Germany, as well as with such international institutions like the African Development Bank (AfDB), the World Bank (WB), the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) and the European Investment Bank (EIB).
These co-operation agreements regard, in particular, the areas of agriculture, industry, environment and infrastructure.
The Ministers of Social Affairs and Public Health made, on this occasion, two presentations on the follow-up of the situation of Tunisian and foreign nationals displaced from Libya.
In this regard, the Cabinet praised the solidarity and responsible patriotic spirit shown by the Tunisian people in these circumstances, and which "has aroused the admiration and consideration of different international delegations and organizations."
It also expressed Tunisia's consideration to sisterly and friendly countries and international organizations for the assistance brought in hosting refugees, accommodating them and helping them return to their countries safely.
The Cabinet noted the improvement of the accommodation and repatriation conditions of the refugees.
It emphasized the interest taken by the Interim Government in the concerns of Tunisians returning from Libya, calling to combine efforts of all concerned structures and national and international bodies to help them meet their immediate and future needs.
The meeting also listened to an exposé from the Education Minister on measures decided to start swift recruitment, particularly of university graduates, according to new methods that ensure needed transparency and equality to these recruitments.
In his answers to journalists on the follow-up by international banks and financial institutions of the content of the decree-law on the creation of a commission tasked with retrieving illegally acquired property abroad, the official spokesman for the Cabinet voiced confidence in a positive response from different sides.
Answering a question on the cancelling of CAPES, Mr. Baccouche said the new method to be adopted in this area will be different in order to be fairer.
He said the new measures related to recruitment will be announced in the few coming days.