Tunisia Live (Tunis)

Sana Ajmi

27 January 2012

Tunisian Prime minister, Hamadi Jebali, will make an official visit to Brussels February 2nd, after receiving an invitation from the European Union.

According to Houssem Abass, secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jebali will be meeting with representatives of the European Union with the goal of enhancing relations between Tunisia and the European Union.

The finalization of preparations for the visit were discussed at a working session yesterday in the Foreign Affairs Ministry between the Deputy Minister in charge of European Affairs Touhami Abdouli and the special representative of the European Union for the Southern Mediterranean region, Bernardino Leon.

In a meeting held on Thursday in Tunis with Finance Minister Houcine Dimassi, Leon reasserted Europe’s willingness to further strengthen cooperation with Tunisia.

Tunisia’s relations with the EU date back to 1969. More than 60% of Tunisia’s trade is conducted with EU member countries.

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