Foreign minister to meet with institutions, Italian community
Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano will visit Tunis on Thursday for a series of institutional meetings with the country’s main authorities, focusing on migration and tourism.
Upon his arrival, Alfano will be greeted by Italian Ambassador to Tunisia Raimondo De Cardona, who will accompany him with the rest of the Italian delegation to meet with President Beji Caid Essebsi, followed by a press conference.
Alfano will then travel to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to meet with his Tunisian counterpart Khemaies Jhinaoui. Following a working lunch, Alfano will meet with Prime Minister Youssef Chahed and then visit the Bardo Museum for a ceremony to commemorate victims of the March 18, 2015 terrorist attack there.
During his meetings, Alfano will discuss bilateral and international issues with particular attention on the fight against terrorism, the situation in Libya, and managing migration.
His visit will also be a chance to affirm Italy and Tunisia’s common views and the Italian government’s support for the Tunisian institutions and its people, the only example of success of the Arab Spring.
Alfano will visit the residence of Ambassador De Cardona and meet there with members of the Italian community in Tunis. He is also due go to Hammameth and visit the grave of late Italian premier Bettino Craxi.