ForMin Comanescu: It's time for a consistent revival of Romanain-Tunisian relations

Foreign Affairs Minister Lazar Comanescu on Thursday said that it it time for a "consistent revival" of the Romanian-Tunisian relations and that Tunisia deserves the entire appreciation for the "efforts made on the path of building a democratic society."

"We both completely agreed that it is time for a consistent revival of the relations between our countries, relations which are otherwise excellent. Especially because we have a very good cooperation framework, we agreed to work on giving more substance to this cooperation. There are many interest areas with special cooperation potential," Comanescu told a joint press conference with his Tunisian counterpart Khemaies Jhinaoui.

According to the Romanian diplomacy head, it was agreed that there is a special cooperation potential in the economy area, but also in respect to the experience exchange in building democratic societies.

"I voiced the Romanian side's availability to share its experience in terms of democratic institutions" consolidation, justice reform. (...) Tunisia, through the efforts made on the path of building a democratic society, deserves the entire appreciation. At present, when we look at the transformations taking place in the EU vicinity, I believe the transformations taking place in Tunisia deserve all the appreciation," Comanescu also said.

On the other hand, the Romanian diplomat maintained that the efforts Tunisia is making in respect to border security, in the context of the migration crisis, are appreciated in the EU.

In turn, Khemaies Jhinaoui showed that his country is interested in collaborating with Romania in all areas, from education to experience exchanges and business. He pointed out that Romania has experience in very many areas, and Tunisia needs this experience.

Lazar Comanescu and Khemaies Jhinaoui signed on Thursday at the Foreign Affairs Ministry the Memorandum of Understanding between Romania's Foreign Affairs Ministry and the Foreign Affairs Ministry of the Republic of Tunisia.

Source: Romanian National News Agency AGERPRES


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