Former Tunisian FM calls for Arab unity to keep security intact

KUWAIT, March 23 (KUNA) — Former Tunisian foreign minister Taieb Baccouche called on Arab nations Wednesday to remain united, to keep security in the Arab world intact.
Delivering a lecture at Saud Al-Nasser Al-Sabah Diplomatic Institute, entitled” Development of Regional Events and its Effect on International Relations,” Baccouche said that “security remains the primary goal, as any threat to one Arab nation is a threat to all.” It is imperative to form concerted and well planned strategies to overcome any challenges, Baccouche said.
He also warned of negative implications of what he called, “foreign intervention” into internal Arab affairs.
The former Tunisian foreign minister pinpointed Tuesday’s “terrorist” attacks in Brussels as a “testament” to the spread of terrorism across the globe.
Moreover, Baccouche noted that the revolution in his country had a ripple effect on many nations across the Arab world.
Speaking about a Tunisian national dialogue quartet’s win of the Nobel peace prize in 2015, Baccouche hailed it as a victory for the civilian population.
Meanwhile, Baccouche said his lecture comes as part a series of agreements between his country and Kuwait, adding that he is hopeful of increased cooperation between both nations.
Director General of Saud Al-Nasser Al-Sabah Diplomatic Institute Ambassador Abdulaziz Al-Sharekh extoled Baccouche, as a man with extensive knowledge in political and educational realms.
The former Tunisian foreign minister previously served as the minister of education and official spokesperson of the government, in addition to chief of the Arab Institute for Human Rights (AIHR).
Deputy foreign minister Ambassador Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah and a number of foreign ministry officials, were in attendance at the lecture. (end) msa.nam

Former Tunisian foreign minister Taieb Baccouche
Former Tunisian foreign minister Taieb Baccouche