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EU to support Tunisian parliament with $184 million

EU to support Tunisian parliament with $184 million

Tunisia

In a bid to strengthen the operations of the Tunisian Assembly, representatives of the European Union (EU) have paid a visit to Tunisia to support the country with €1.63 million (about $184m).

President of the French National Assembly, Claude Bartolone is in Tunisia on a two-day official working visit in the north African country, he disclosed that the EU has made a call for tenders with France in conjunction with Italy.

“We are going to help in order to check the government. Democracy is at work. So we will check the government, vote on the budget and put forward a number of decisions. We have 36 months in the framework of the agreement that we have put forward between Tunisia and Europe and the parliaments which have been chosen to help put all this running,” he said.

Democracy is at work. We are going to help in order to check the government.

A working session was held to discuss ways to strengthen co-operation between the two parliaments.

A meeting is scheduled for Friday on the launch of the project with the European Union, with the participation of French and Italian parliaments.

“We wish, with our Tunisian friends to do everything so that they can be in the framework of the Transitional Government. All efforts will be made to allow Libya also find a State and a government so that when the time comes, the Libyans will be able to choose their leaders.”

The Friday meeting will be attended by the Ambassador, Head of the European Union Delegation to Tunisia, Laura Baeza.

The project seeks to empower the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) to uphold the values of democracy and the rule of law.

AFP