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HPR: Tunisia-EU committee debate on DCFTA



HPR: Tunisia-EU committee debate on DCFTA

The Tunisia-European Union co-operation, the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) and Tunisia's fiscal and economic reforms were at heart of a meeting on Tuesday in the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) between the members of the Committee on Rights, Freedoms and External Relations and those of the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee.

According to a HPR press release, the meeting focused on the socio-economic challenges facing Tunisia and the need to involve the political class and civil society in the draft DCFTA.

"The EU support to Tunisia in this field was affirmed," the same source said.

The European delegation members pointed out the need to complete the actions undertaken by Tunisia in the security field, citing in this regard, the security of borders and the establishment of an efficient strategy in fight against terrorism.

Other issues discussed during the meeting, notably irregular migration and ways to deal with it and reinforcement of human rights.

For their part, the Committee on Rights, Freedoms and External Relations members emphasized the importance of the bills recently passed by the parliament, particularly in the human rights field.

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