Tunis/Tunisia — Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad, Othman Jerandi and Minister of State at the German Federal Foreign Office Niels Annen discussed, Tuesday, prospects for cooperation and partnership between the two countries and developments in Tunisia and the region.
The German Minister of State is making an official visit to Tunisia, 19 and 20 October.
Quoted in a statement, Jerandi welcomed, during the meeting, the ties of friendship, cooperation and strategic partnership between Tunisia and Germany.
The “intensive” and “high level” political consultations conducted between officials of both countries, reflect the common desire to establish a “constructive” dialogue in the context of mutual respect, he added.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs welcomed the great support provided by Germany to the development process of Tunisia, whether in the context of bilateral cooperation or through the European Union. “The Federal Republic of Germany stood by Tunisia during the health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” he pointed out.
In addition, Jarandi expressed the hope that Germany will continue to support Tunisia bilaterally and multilaterally in this delicate stage, saying he hoped dialogue would continue between the two parties to discuss ways to further diversify cooperation.
For his part, Niels Annen said he hoped «an advancement of Tunisia on the path of consolidating democracy and the rule of law and institutions, so as to meet the aspirations of the Tunisian people for development and social justice. “
Niels welcomed the “excellent” level reached by bilateral relations in various areas, reaffirming, “the constant willingness of his country to further strengthen these relations of partnership.
The two officials exchanged views on regional and international issues of common interest, including the political future in Libya.
During his visit to Tunisia, the German Minister of State is expected to meet with members of the government as well as representatives of civil society and political parties, according to a press release from the German embassy in Tunis.
The visit of the German official in Tunisia is part of a tour involving Algeria and Libya, said the same source.