Tunisian-Kuwaiti relations on track — Pres. Essebsi

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi at the meeting with local media
Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi at the meeting with local media

KUWAIT, Jan 27 (KUNA) — Tunisian-Kuwaiti relations have witnessed much progress on numerous levels over a very long time, said Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi on Wednesday.
At a meeting with local media, he valued the “deep and historic” cooperation between Kuwait and Tunisia especially in the field of tourism, among other areas of mutual interest.
He hoped that further bilateral cooperation would help in efforts to revive the Tunisian economy to its former self, noting that his country was ready to make the necessary reforms to attract Kuwaiti investments and foreign direct investments as well.
The Tunisian president further hoped that the Arab region would achieve prosperity, stability, and security as it is currently undergoing momentous changes.
On events in his country, he said the Tunisian revolution came about to improve the socio-economic picture of the nation which was racked with perennial problems such as unemployment and poverty, adding that the nation still suffered from them at this juncture.
He said Tunisia was fighting terrorism vis-أ -vis the instability in Libya which had become a magnet for terrorist groups as they left Syria to Libya following coalition strikes against them.
With regard to Saudi-Iranian tensions, the Tunisian president said his country stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Saudi Arabia, noting that what befell the Saudi Arabian embassy and consulate in Iran ran against diplomatic and international norms.
He denied that Tunisia received a request from the regime of Bashar Al-Assad to have an embassy of Syria in Tunisia, stressing that the Syrian crisis required a decisive solution. (end) nma.ajs