Tunisian and Saudi officials assess bilateral cooperation and discuss crises in region

The 3rd session of the monitoring and political consultation committee between Tunisia and Saudi Arabia was held on Sunday in Riyadh, under the chairmanship of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad, Nabil Ammar, and his Saudi counterpart, Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah Al Saud TAP reports.

The committee agreed to step up the pace of consultations between the two countries, to ensure regular and recurring coordination meetings and to work to speed up the resolution of crises in certain “sister countries” in order to ensure security and stability in the Arab region, according to a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The work of the 3rd session also focused on assessing cooperation relations, examining ways of strengthening them and broadening their scope, as well as examining regional and international developments and ways of consulting and coordinating the positions of the two countries on certain issues and crises in the region, the same source said.

Mr Ammar stressed the long-standing and firm ties between the two countries and peoples, praising the Kingdom’s support for Tunisia and its efforts to meet the current challenges.

For his part, the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs praised the fraternal relations between the two countries and peoples, affirming the Kingdom’s confidence in Tunisia’s leadership and its ability to overcome difficulties, as well as its desire to further strengthen relations of cooperation and partnership with Tunisia.

The two ministers commended the positive development of bilateral relations and agreed to convene the joint committee before the end of the year, to activate cooperation mechanisms and meetings of sectoral and technical committees, which will help to further boost cooperation relations at various levels, particularly in the fields of trade and investment.

The committee underlined the cohesion between the positions of the two countries on various regional and international issues of common interest


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