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PM, Turkish President discuss bilateral relations at meeting in Istanbul

Published the:  25/05/2016

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Prime Minister Habib Essid had a meeting on Wednesday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on the sidelines of the World Humanitarian Summit held in Istanbul.

The meeting discussed ways to foster bilateral relations and focused on the meeting of the Tunisian-Turkish joint commission scheduled for the end of 2016, Prime Minister's adviser in charge of diplomatic affairs Elyés Ghariani told TAP correspondent.

The meeting took place before the departure to Tunis of Habib Essid who took part in the World Humanitarian Summit held on the theme "One Humanity, Shared Responsibility," with the participation of 125 countries.

Meetings on a strategy to promote humanitarian action and develop an "Agenda for Humanity» took place across the Summit. They will yield a report that will be presented to the UN General Assembly by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

The first World Humanitarian Summit is held at a time when millions of people worldwide have been displaced by conflict and where 218 million people are victims of natural disasters that cost the international community some USD 300 billion, according to statistics compiled by the UN.

Armed conflicts are the source of 80 pc of humanitaires crises. Resulting Epidemics add to the intensity of the suffering of the concerned populations.