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Tunisia: combating terrorism

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“Working together in support of peace, prosperity and stability in the Euro-Mediterranean region remains a shared priority. Tunisia and the European Union are jointly addressing the terrorist threat. We have agreed that that threat must be combated by using all the instruments at our disposal in a coordinated manner, with due regard for international standards, democratic rules and human rights.

The second session of the high-level political dialogue on security and counter-terrorism, which is scheduled to take place in Brussels on 19 January 2017, will provide an opportunity to take stock of the ongoing cooperation in the field of security and to strengthen EU support for the implementation of the new Tunisian strategy for combating terrorism and radicalisation. We also want to continue to support the reform of the security sector in Tunisia. Moreover, we welcome the adoption of the ‘Tunis declaration against terrorism and for tolerance and solidarity among peoples, cultures and religions’. – from joint statement of EU  presidents, and Beji Caid Essebsi, president of Tunisia.

“We have also discussed regional issues of common interest, in particular the situation in Libya. We have agreed to step up contacts in order to contribute to a political solution capable of resolving that crisis as soon as possible”.

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