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Interim Prime Minister receives Dutch FM

Published the:  30/05/2011

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May 30, 2011 - TAP - The support for reform of the national economy and the process of democratic transition were the focus of the talk held on Monday in Tunis between Interim Prime Minister Beji Caïd Essebsi and Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal.
In a statement to the press, the Dutch FM said that his country, in its capacity as member of the European Union (EU) and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), is fully prepared to help establishing the foundations of democracy in Tunisia through fostering the rule of law to achieve the ambitions of Tunisians.
In this connection, he said that his country is ready to provide scholarships to Tunisian students, for training in areas related to the rule of law and consolidation of economic stability.
Commending the return of the Tunisian exports index to its upward pace, the Dutch Minister emphasised the need for opening European Union countries' markets to Tunisian products, particularly agricultural products to support the Tunisian economy.
In his response to a question on the support that the Netherlands could provide on the issue of refugees on the Tunisian-Libyan border, Mr. Uri Rosenthal said his country is considered as one of the largest donors to relevant international organisations.