Tunisia: Politics and Government

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 22nd June 2021.

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Photo of Baroness Goudie Baroness Goudie Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Tunisian representatives regarding further initiatives to support and ingrain parliamentary democracy in Tunisia.

Photo of Baroness Goudie Baroness Goudie Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to discuss initiatives to support parliamentary democracy in Tunisia at the G7 Summit in June.

Photo of Baroness Goudie Baroness Goudie Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support (1) democracy, (2) the economy, and (3) measures to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, in Tunisia.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, James Cleverly MP, was in Tunisia 7-9 June to co-chair the inaugural UK-Tunisia Association Council with the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Ali Nafti. Bolstering trade, furthering good governance, and supporting Tunisia to develop its economy are all key aspects of our engagement that will enhance Tunisia's resilience and stability.

The UK is also working with the World Bank to support macro-economic reforms and will continue to work with Tunisia and our partners to support sustainable growth and prosperity.

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