Vice President Hamid Ansari’s two-day visit to Tunisia has strengthened the bilateral ties between India and Tunisia. Both the countries decided to enhance cooperation in combating terrorism.
VP Ansari met Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid and discussed the issue of extremism and terrorism which is a threat both countries face, VP Ansari said at a joint press conference in Tunis.
“We have discussed the issues related to combating this challenge and decided to enhance our cooperation in the field of counter-terrorism.…Successfully dealing with such threats requires strong cooperation among like-minded partners,” VP Ansari stated.
The discussion on bilateral relations focussed on ongoing economic partnership and on incorporating newer areas of collaboration like information technology and education.
“I had substantial discussions covering the entire gamut of our bilateral relations as well as on global issues of mutual concern with Prime Minister Essid,” said Ansari.
VP Ansari also appreciated Tunisia’s support for India’s bid for a permanent place in UNSC.
“We highly appreciate Tunisia’s support for India’s candidature to the expanded United Nations Security Council,” he said.