Boosting dialogue between two Tunisian-Indian democracies

Indian Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar met with Tunisian officials in his official visit to Tunisia from January 22 to 23, which was the first high-level visit from India after the successful presidential and legislative elections in the country.

The Indian Minister of External Affairs met with President Kais Saied, Speaker of the House of the People’s Representatives (HPR) Rached Ghannouchi as well as Foreign Affairs Minister Sabri Bachtobji.

The meetings provided the occasion to discuss regional and international issues.  

Mr S. Jaishankar also reviewed with the Tunisian officials the excellent state of bilateral relations between the two democracies.

He also congratulated  Tunisia on the election of Tunisia to the Security Council as a non-permanent member and expressed the hope that the two countries will be able to work together as they share similar views on issues of international concern.

During his visit, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between India and Tunisia for the establishment of an “India-Tunisia Centre for ICT Innovation in Tunis”.

The visit underlined the importance that India attaches to broadening, strengthening and deepening its relations with Tunisia.     

The visit provided an opportunity to boost the dialogue between the two democracies which share liberal ideas such as equality, freedom of expression, a vibrant civil society and a progressive mindset.


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