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Ban Ki-Moon Visits Tunisia, Stresses UN Support For Country

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Posted: Mar 29, 2016 at 11:04 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said he has travelled to Tunis to express the support of the United Nations for Tunisia, which is continuing to make progress on stability and prosperity in spite of important ongoing economic and security challenges.

Ban Ki-moon travelled to the Tunisian capital with the president of the president of the World Bank Group Jim Yong Kim.

During the visit, financial aid from the World Bank worth one billion dollars over five years was announced for the promotion of southern and western regions. ”During our meetings we will be able to discuss concrete proposals able to produce economic results to the advantage of the Tunisian people, in particular for the creation of employment and economic aid”, he added after meeting with Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi. He expressed the concern of the economic community on security for Tunisia after last year’s attacks and the latest against Ben Guerdane, a city at the border with Libya.

”Our discussions will also focus on the support the international community can give authorities in their effort to prevent and fight religious radicalism and terrorism”, also said Ban Ki-moon.

The UN recognizes the impact of the situation in Libya on Tunisia, in particular at the level of security and the economy.

Only a political solution should be wished for, according to the UN secretary general, meant as the ”only way out of the crisis to stabilize the country and the region”.

Bank Ki-moon has also met with UN special envoy for Libya Martin Kobler and all his staff, thanking them for their work and expressing support.

Today, the UN secretary general will take part in the opening session of national dialogue on labor, chaired by Premier Habib Essid.