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Tunisian PM Visits Paris, Rome

Tunisian PM Visits Paris, Rome

Tuesday, 12 November, 2019 - 07:30
Tunisia's Prime Minister Youssef Chahed gestures during an interview with Reuters in Tunis, Tunisia, August 29, 2019. (Reuters)

Tunisia's Prime Minister Youssef Chahed kicked off on Monday an official visit to France at the request of newly-elected President Kais Saied.

The Tunisian presidency announced Monday that the PM will visit Paris to convey a message to French President Emmanuel Macron.

Chahed will also participate in Paris Peace Forum on November 12 and 13.

He will then head to Italy in his capacity as a special envoy for the president to deliver a written letter to Italian President Sergio Mattarella on bilateral ties, the presidency said.

This is the second time Saied assigns Chahed for a visit. Last Thursday, he visited Algeria and met Interim President Abdul Qader Saleh.

France is Tunisia's top strategic commercial partner and key source of foreign investment.

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