Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashed receives Tunisian prime minister







Shaikh Mohammed
bin Rashed receives Tunisian prime minister



16 March 2014



Shaikh Mohammed receives Tunisian prime minister

The Vice-President was briefed by Jomaa on the inclusive
security, political and economic situation in Tunisia and the government
efforts to combat extremism.



His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, received
Tunisian Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa and his accompanying delegation on
Saturday.



Shaikh Mohammed reviewed with the Tunisian high-profile
guest relations of cooperation between the UAE and Tunisia, especially in areas
of investment, tourism and trade exchange.



The Vice-President was briefed by Jomaa on the inclusive
security, political and economic situation in Tunisia and the government
efforts to combat extremism and promote security and stability in the country.



Shaikh Mohammed emphasised the support of President, His
Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, government and people of the UAE
for the brotherly Tunisian people to get out of the tunnel of social, living
and security instability. He expressed his hope for the return of internal
scene in Tunisia to normalcy, and for stability, as well as cultural, tourist
and economic openness to the world.



For his part, the Tunisian prime minister expressed the
gratitude of his government and the people of Tunisia to the UAE for its
supportive stances towards the Tunisian people economically and politically. He
said that his country needed more support and assistance to ride out the current
economic crisis so as to be able to hold the legislative and presidential
elections by the end of the year.



The meeting was attended by Shaikha Lubna bint Khalid Al
Qasimi, Minister of Development and International Co-operation, and head of
honorary mission accompanying the Tunisian prime minister, Mohammed bin
Abdullah Al Gargawi, Minister for Cabinet Affairs, and a number of senior
officials.



In attendance also from the Tunisian side were Foreign
Minister Mongi Hamdi, Tunisian Ambassador to the UAE Tareq Baltayeb and members
of the delegation accompanying the prime minister.




 














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