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Opening session of the event, held at the initiative of the ISESCO and the ALECSO

Published the:  19/04/2016

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19 April 2016 - TAP - “Tunisia opted for dialogue and consensus as a strategic choice to move forward on the path of democratic transition and set up the foundations of a State that is attached to its history with an eye on the future,” Premier Habib Essid said.

Tunisia will always be a beacon of the Islamic culture which advocates moderation and disapproves of extremism and fanaticism,” the PM indicated at the opening Monday in Sousse of a three-day international seminar on “Peace and Dialogue.”

There is need to steer youths away from the destructive Takfiri thinking and overhaul programmers and approaches to instilling a culture based on critical thinking and imbued with the lofty human values, he underscored.  

This is the best way to counter extremism and terrorism, Essid said.

A program of co-operation (2016-2018) was signed by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) and the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO). Likewise, a memorandum of understanding was inked by the ISESCO and the Arab Parliament.         

The opening session of the event, held at the initiative of the ISESCO and the ALECSO, saw the participation of President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca as a guest of honour, the ISESCO and ALECSO director generals and representatives of national, regional and international organizations. 

Topping the agenda are such issues as “Maghreb countries and Europe in the Face of  Geostrategic Changes in the Sahel region,” “Peace Challenges in the Region” as well as terrorism, immigration and arms trafficking.