On Monday, President Béji Caid Essebsi received at Carthage Palace Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui. The final preparations for the International Investment Conference “Tunisia 2020”, to be held on November 29- 30 in Tunis and the Tunisia-European Union Summit, due for December 1 in Brussels, Belgium were at the centre of the meeting. According to the spokesman for the Presidency of the Republic, the talk focused on the actions taken to develop economic diplomacy and enhance its effectiveness in promoting investment and development. The meeting also highlighted the efforts made to promote economic mobilisation for Tunisia. He added that the meeting provided the opportunity to review the latest preparations for the Tunisia-EU Summit. The President of the Republic will meet with senior European officials and deliver a speech on the occasion. President Béji Caid Essebsi commended the Tunisian diplomacy which is constantly working to strengthen Tunisia’s international influence. This was reflected in Tunisia’s choice to host the 18th Summit of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) in 2020 which will coincide with the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the organisation, he said. The meeting also discussed preparations for the Euro-Arab ministerial meeting to be chaired by Tunisia on December 20 in Cairo, Egypt. This meeting will examine issues of common interest as well as efforts to address common economic, social and security challenges.