Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs leads Tunisian delegation to 21st Nordic-African Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

Tunis: Secretary of State to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad, Mounir Ben Rjiba, headed the Tunisian delegation participating in the 21st meeting of the Nordic-African Foreign Ministers, held on May 2 and 3 in Copenhagen, Denmark, under the theme "Multilateralism and Increasing Trade and Investment". During the meeting, the Secretary of State stressed the urgent need to accelerate the reform of the international governance system in order to respond to the changes taking place in the world and to achieve the necessary efficiency to establish peace, stability and security and to build a multilateral system that contributes to justice and development in all regions, especially on the African continent, according to a statement by the Foreign Ministry. In this context, the Secretary of State called on the participating countries to step up their efforts to combat illicit financial flows, to help countries recover their looted funds abroad and to alleviate the debts of developing countries, especially by transforming these debts into investments that benefit their peoples. He also called for a reassessment of the role of credit rating agencies so that they do not become a barrier to developing countries' access to international finance. The Secretary of State called on the participants in this meeting to intensify efforts to achieve an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, to end the genocide of the Palestinian people, to facilitate the entry of humanitarian aid, and to lift the unjust siege on the Palestinian people. On the sidelines of his participation in the meeting, the Foreign Secretary held bilateral meetings with a number of Ministers and senior officials from countries including Libya, Côte d'Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iceland and Norway on ways to strengthen cooperation and partnership in the common interest. Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse