Tunisia and the European Union signed today, Sunday, at the Carthage Palace, a memorandum of understanding to establish a “strategic and comprehensive partnership” in economic development, renewable energies, and the fight against irregular migration.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen welcomed the agreement, which aims to invest in shared prosperity and includes “five pillars”, including migration issues.
President Kais Saied said, today, Sunday, in a speech he delivered at the Carthage Palace during the signing ceremony of the memorandum of understanding on the “strategic and comprehensive partnership between Tunisia and the European Union”, that the memorandum stipulated the need for rapprochement between peoples at a time when the peoples of the world aspire to synergy and solidarity in accordance with Tunisian news agency.
He stressed the need for this memorandum to be “accompanied as soon as possible by a set of binding agreements based on the principles contained therein.”
He added, “We are determined to embody what is in the memorandum as soon as possible,” stressing that countries “want effective equality and do not want sympathy without respect.”
President Kais Saied said, “Today we need a collective agreement on inhumane migration and on the displacement operations behind which criminal networks stand.”
He considered that the solution to the issue of irregular migrants and their conditions can only be collective by eliminating the causes before addressing the results.
In a press conference attended by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the Tunisian president said that among the challenges facing countries today is “the need to find new ways of cooperation outside the framework of the global monetary system that was established after the war.” Second World War because it divided the world into two halves, half for the rich and half for the poor, and it is no longer possible for this monetary system to continue in the same form and content.
On June 11, at the Carthage Palace, a joint statement was signed between Tunisia and the European Union, on the occasion of the meeting that brought together the President of the Republic, Kais Saied, with the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, the Italian Prime Minister, Georgia Meloni, and the Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte.
The joint statement included an agreement to work together on a “comprehensive partnership package”, to strengthen the ties that bring the two sides together for the common interest of the two parties.