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Tunisian-French co-operation agreement in civil defence signed

Published the:  17/05/2011

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17 May 2011 - TAP - A co-operation agreement in the field of civil defence was signed, on Tuesday, between Tunisia and France.
The signing ceremony was co-chaired by Interior Minister Habib Essid and visiting France's Minister of the Interior, Overseas, Territorial Communities and Immigration Claude Guéant.
The latter's visit provided the "opportunity to look into ways and means to boost co-operation relations binding the Tunisian and French ministries, in a spirit of partnership and active solidarity," pointed out a joint communiqué released by the Interior Ministry.
A working session gathered the two countries' delegations and turned on issues pertaining to territorial administration and decentralised co-operation, joint immigration management, interdependent development, fight against illegal immigration and contribution to re-integrate Tunisians readmitted in Tunisia due to their illegal stay in France, the communiqué specified.
Co-operation in the technical and training assistance field was also discussed by the two delegations, as regards in particular issues of police-people relations and respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms in discharging security missions.
The two delegations voiced satisfaction at the constructive spirit of honest friendship that characterised their talks.