European Parliament President Antonio Tajani on official visit to Tunisia on 30 and 31 October 2017

European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, will pay an official visit to Tunisia from 30 to 31 October 2017.

Ahead of the trip, the President declared:

Tunisia is a young democracy, a friend and a key partner of the European Union. We face common challenges requiring a joint response: stability in the Mediterranean and in Africa, the fight against terrorism and radicalisation, the management of migration flows and youth unemployment. This is my first visit outside Europe as President of the European Parliament. This in itself is testimony to our determination to strengthen relations with Tunisia, to support its efforts in the consolidation of democratic institutions and to open the future to new generations. In the context of this partnership, we must further our collaboration, including for enhanced border control and in the fight against illegal migration which remains at the top of our citizens#39; concerns.rdquo;

Programme of the Visit

Monday, 30 October:

12:00 Meeting with President of the Tunisian Assembly of representatives of the People, Mohamed Ennaceur

12:30 Speech by President Tajani at the Assembly of representatives of the People

13:30 Press Conference

15:15 Visit to the site of the 2015 terrorist attacks, Bardo Museum

16:15 Meeting with Noureddine Taboubi, Secretary General of the Tunisian General Workers Union

Tuesday, 31 October:

08:30 Breakfast meeting with EU accredited Ambassadors in Tunisia

10:00 Meeting with Beacute;ji Caid Essebsi, President of the Republic followed by joint press statement

11:00 Meeting with Tunisian civil society

12:15 Meeting with international press

15:00 President#39;s address at the conference of the Tunisian Union for Industry, Trade and Crafts UE-Tunisia Partnership for growth, investment and employment

18:30 Meeting with Head of Government Youssef Chahed

Please click on the following link to follow audio-visual coverage of President Tajani’s visit to Tunisia.

Source: European Parliament.