A delegation of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, led by its chair Mr. Elmar Brok, visited Tunisia on 5-7 January 2016. MEPs met the President of the Republic of Tunisia, the Prime Minister as well as the President of the Tunisian Parliament to reiterate EU support to Tunisia and to stress the urgency of improving the political and security situation as well to continue with further reforms.The seven-Member delegation, led by Mr Elmar Brok (EPP, DE), the Chair of the Committee, was composed of Mr Arnaud Danjean (EPP, FR), Mr Michael Gahler (EPP, DE), Mr Brando Benifei (S&D, IT), Mr Gilles Pargneaux (S&D, FR), Mr Amjad Bashir (ECR, UK) and Mr Fabio Massimo Castaldo (EFDD, IT – EP Rapporteur for Tunisia).MEPs met the President of the Republic of Tunisia, Mr Béji Caïd Essebsi, the Prime Minister, Mr Habib Essid, the President of the Tunisian Parliament, the Assemblée des Représentants du Peuple, Mr Mohammed Ennaceur, and several members of the Committee for Rights, Liberties and External Relations. The delegation held meetings with the Minister for Development, Investments and International Cooperation, Mr Yassine Brahim and with the Defence Minister, Mr Farhat Horchani. During the visit, MEPs discussed the socio-economic situation in Tunisia and the deteriorating security environment, which is exacerbated by the ongoing conflict in Libya. Both MEPs and their Tunisian counterparts stressed the urgency of improving the political and security situation in order to boost investment in the country.