Posted in Bab Nat on 04-02-2020
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Bab Natt – Rashid Ghannouchi, Speaker of the People’s Assembly, received this morning, Tuesday 04 February 2020, at the Claudio Rozencwaig Palace for Foreign Affairs, in the presence of Samah Damak, Chair of the Committee for Rights, Freedoms and Foreign Relations.
At the beginning of the meeting, the Ambassador conveyed special greetings from the Speaker and Vice-President of the Argentine Parliament to the Speaker of the Parliament, who invited him to visit Argentina “as a revered guest with a welcome from the Argentine people and the Arab community there.” He affirmed that his country believes in the importance of parliamentary diplomacy and its role in strengthening and valuing relations at all levels. He also called on the President of the Council to help in restructuring the Argentine-Tunisian Friendship Association.
The ambassador emphasized that Argentina has chosen to open up to the Asian, Indian and Chinese markets, and it is now willing to open up to the African market through Tunisia, which will push it to consolidate its relations with Latin America. He also drew attention to the fact that Argentina has been living a democracy that has been going on for 40 years, and that it supports Tunisia in its democratic transition and popular revolution. It also pushes for Tunisia’s joining the Latin Common Market for Free Trade, and stressed that his country “is interested in economic cooperation and that it will host a delegation from Al-Aaraf Organization next month to attend an activity.” A huge economist. “
The President of the Council welcomed the ambassador, stressing the importance of the joint ties that unite the two countries, stressing the need to strengthen economic and development relations starting with the trade balance and raising the level of Tunisian goods exports, appreciating the role of Argentina and its support to Tunisia at the agricultural level and its efforts “in transferring its expertise to protect agricultural products and resist drought.”
He also pointed to the need to strengthen partnerships to support the tourism sector, raise the level of cooperation to attract more tourists and add Tunisia as an important tourist point for travel agencies, by activating previous agreements as well.
The meeting dealt with the merits of the social, political and partisan movement in Argentina, the experience of transitional justice that it went through and the role of families of victims and political refugees in protecting the democratic path and continuing to search for victims and the role of civil society in this. The ambassador also stressed “his country’s support for the Palestinian issue as a principled issue, and affirmed that Argentina recognizes Palestine and the right of its people to establish their independent state.”
Mykola NAHORNY, Speaker of the Parliament of People’s Representatives also received the Ambassador of Ukraine to Tunisia, in the presence of Samah Damak, Chair of the Committee on Rights, Freedoms and Foreign Relations.
The ambassador paid tribute to the Speaker of the Council of Ukraine, noting the Tunisian positions regarding the Ukrainian issues and their continuous support since independence. He also welcomed Tunisia’s joining the International Security Council, and expressed his country’s support for the democratic path and the Tunisian revolution that inspired all peoples, including the Ukrainian people.
The ambassador affirmed his country’s desire to boost commercial and industrial exchanges and expand joint agreements, especially those related to investments and laws, and considered that the parliament has an important role in activating Tunisian-Ukrainian relations.
The President of the Council welcomed the visit, and considered it an opportunity to exchange “new democratic experiences”, especially as the two countries are witnessing relatively stability and are still in a state of transition that requires an economic leap.
He affirmed that the fields of cooperation may include the industrial, agricultural, medical (hospital) and tourism aspects, as well as the scientific research and student exchange programs,
The President of the Council expressed Tunisia’s desire to raise the level of trade exchange with all countries, especially as it is considered “an important and distinctive gateway to the African continent.”