Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui had a set of meetings Saturday on the fringes of his participation in the 72nd Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, with several Foreign Ministers of sisterly and friendly countries, looking at means to develop relations between Tunisia and these countries, the forthcoming bilateral events and regional and international issues.
The minister voiced satisfaction during his meeting with his Moroccan opposite number Nasser Bourita at the level of bilateral relations, stressing the importance to keep on support and the need to exert the necessary efforts to back up the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) in service of the interest of region’s peoples.
Besides, Jhinaoui examined with his Algerian counterpart Abdelkader Messahel ways to foster bilateral relations and the joint Maghreb action. The two ministers pointed out the importance of reinforcing co-ordination and consultation about the tripartite ministerial meeting on Libya which will be hosted by Cairo before the end of October.
Preparations for the Tunisian-Jordanian High Joint Commission and means to boost co-operation in the Mediterranean region were at heart of the FM’s meeting with Jordanian counterpart Aymen Safdi. Both sides also exchanged views on the situation in the Arab region including, in particular, the Palestinian file and the latest developments in Syria.
Besides, Jhinaoui highlighted as he met his Romanian opposite number Teodor Meleșcanu the long-standing friendship relations binding both countries, emphasising the importance of the upcoming bilateral events and the need to develop the bilateral co-operation fields which are one of the key objectives of Meleșcanu’s forthcoming visit to Tunisia in December 2017.
Meleșcanu underlined the importance of this visit which according to him, “will help open wider co-operation prospects between both countries in fields of mutual interest.”
Jhinaoui called during his meeting with Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, for further fostering the Tunisian-Cuban relations and reinforce its legal framework by developing new co-operation conventions.
Parrilla stressed in this regard, the need to make the most of the important co-operation possibilities between both countries in the academic fields, science, culture and sports.
Jhinaoui also agreed with his Argentinean counterpart Georges Faurie to organise the fourth round of political consultations and the fifth edition of the Tunisian-Argentinean Joint Commission in the first semester of 2018.
– Tunis Daily News