French President Emmanuel Macron will make a state visit to Tunisia on Wednesday (January 31) and Thursday (February 1), at the invitation of his counterpart Beji Caïd Essebsi. This is his first trip to Tunisia since he took office in May 2017.The French President, who will be accompanied by many personalities, ministers, parliamentarians, officials of the French Development Agency (AFD), academics and businessmen, will deliver a message of encouragement to the process of economic and democratic transition in Tunisia, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During this visit, Macron will have meetings with President Beji Caïd Essebsi, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed and Speaker of the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) Mohamed Ennaceur. Defense, security, economy, education, higher education, culture and the situation in the region, especially in Libya are all topics that will be discussed during this visit, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A series of co-operation agreements will also be signed between the two countries.
Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati informed on Tuesday (April 26th) a small group of Brussels journalists about