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FCO Minister visit to Tunisia

UK Minister for the Middle East and North Africa Tobias Ellwood visits Tunisia, welcoming progress and reiterating continued UK support


Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East and North Africa said:

I was delighted to make my first visit to Tunisia.

In my discussions with Tunisian Ministers and political leaders I conveyed my warm congratulations on the completion of the democratic transition.

I welcomed the strength of the UK-Tunisia relationship and desire to deepen this. I reiterated the UK’s support during this crucial period. The UK is delivering practical support bilaterally and through international fora to support economic reform and the political transition. We have also deepened our security cooperation to support a stable and prosperous environment for the Tunisian people to enjoy greater freedoms.

I hope to return to Tunisia in the coming months.

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Published 22 May 2015