On 30 May 2023, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna hosted her Tunisian counterpart, Nabil Ammar, in Paris.
This first meeting provided the opportunity to take stock of the primary areas of bilateral cooperation.
Catherine Colonna reaffirmed France’s full support of the economic reforms that Tunisia will be undertaking in order to ensure its development and preserve its social model, as well as France’s support in the discussions that are under way with the IMF.
This meeting also included a conversation on cooperation on migration and mobility. Minister Colonna underscored the need to strengthen cooperation on the fight against illegal immigration networks, as well as France’s willingness to work with its European partners to provide increased support to Tunisia on this issue.
The two ministers also discussed regional matters of shared interest, and, in particular, the situation in the Mediterranean and the Middle East.
The meeting offered the chance to recall France’s commitment to civil rights and liberties throughout the world.