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' concerns."
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 Béji 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'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.