Khemaies Jhinaoui added that Tunisia also benefited from the support of the Arab League in a bid for a non-permanent seat for the 2020-2021 mandate
Tunisia pledges on Monday to assume responsibility to represent the African continent in the UN Security Council, in a bid for a non-permanent seat for the 2020-2021 mandate, the foreign ministry said in a statement.
Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui took part in the 31st African Union summit, during which member countries approved Tunisia’s candidacy for the non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council.
The foreign minister, who headed a Tunisian delegation to the summit in Mauritania, added that his country also benefited from the support of the Arab League.
“The support constitutes an important and decisive step towards our country’s election to this position at the UN. Tunisia will represent the African continent at this high international level,” said Jhinaoui.
According to him , the country is strongly committed to the creation of an African Free Trade Area, taking into account the specificities of each country and partnership with European Union.
Jhinaoui asserted Tunisia’s willingness to participate in all stages of negotiations regarding this integration project. The convention establishing a free trade zone between African countries had been signed and will be submitted for adoption before its entry into force.