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Tunisia concerned with resolving conflicts in areas of tension

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad, Othman Jerandi, underlined the importance of the role of regional organizations and the League of Arab States in regional conflict resolution and crisis prevention, and their ability to carry out negotiations between the conflicting parties and to reconcile their points of view.

The minister was speaking at a high-level debate at the United Nations Security Council in New York on Wednesday on cooperation between the Council and the League of Arab States.

According to the Department of Foreign Affairs, Jerandi called for stepping up efforts at regional and international levels for the resumption of peace negotiations in the Middle East, especially on the basis of United Nations resolutions, so as to end the occupation and to establish an independent Palestinian state within the 1967 borders with East Al-Quds as its capital.

In his speech during the debate, held at the initiative of Tunisia, the Minister of Foreign Affairs underlined the importance that Tunisia attaches to the success of the political settlement process in Libya, and its constant concern to resolve conflicts in areas of tension in the region, in particular within the framework of the Security Council as a non-permanent member for the period 2020-2021.

The debate, chaired by the Irish Foreign Minister, saw the participation of foreign ministers from Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Norway and Estonia.

Also present were the Indian Secretary of State for External Affairs and representatives of the member states of the Security Council, the Assistant Secretary-General for the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific and the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States.


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