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Tunisians Rally In Protest Against U.S. Mideast 'Peace' Plan

TUNIS, Feb 6 (NNN-TAP) – Hundreds of Tunisians, on Wednesday, marched in the centre of the capital Tunis, in protest of the newly unveiled U.S. Middle East peace plan.

The protesters include members of civil society, professional organisations and political parties, as well as, independent activists.

“Palestine is not and will never be for sale,” said Noureddine Taboubi, secretary-general of the Tunisian General Labour Union, organiser of the march.

“Al-Quds (Jerusalem) is the eternal capital of the Palestinian people,” he added.

Fakhfakh: 10 parties to participate in Tunisia government

02 Feb 2020; MEMO: Tunisian prime minister-designate, Elyes Fakhfakh, confirmed that the participating parliament parties will approve his government’s program next Saturday.

This came in a press conference held by Fakhfakh in Carthage, where he indicated that ten parties expressed their willingness to participate in the government that will be formed.

Tunisian, French Navies Conduct Joint Drills

TUNIS, Tunisia, Jan 25 (NNN-TAP) – The French and Tunisian naval forces, on Friday, conducted a joint military exercise, off the northern Tunisian coast, the Tunisian defence ministry said, in a statement.

The joint war game involved the Tunisian high-sea patrol vessel, Syphax 611, and the French navy’s amphibious assault ship and helicopter carrier, Le Dixmude L9015, read the statement.

Tunisia, India sign deal to set up ICT center

TUNIS, Jan 23 (NNN-Xinhua) — Tunisia and India on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding to set up an information and communications technology (ICT) innovation center.

The MoU was signed by acting Tunisian Foreign Minister Sabri Bachtobji and visiting Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.

The two officials discussed various aspects of Tunisian-Indian cooperation as well as a host of regional and international issues of common interest, according to a ministry statement.

Tunisia, India sign deal to set up ICT center

TUNIS, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- Tunisia and India on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding to set up an information and communications technology (ICT) innovation center.

The MoU was signed by acting Tunisian Foreign Minister Sabri Bachtobji and visiting Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.

The two officials discussed various aspects of Tunisian-Indian cooperation as well as a host of regional and international issues of common interest, according to a ministry statement.

Government falls in Tunisia after no-confidence vote

12 Jan 2019; MEMO: The government Tunisian Prime Minister-designate Habib Jemli fell Saturday after a no-confidence vote in parliament, Anadolu reports.

The Jemli government failed to get a vote of confidence from the Tunisian assembly, Rachid Ghannouchi, the parliament speaker announced following the vote.

The government managed just 72 votes with 134 deputies against, Parliament Speaker Rachid Ghannouchi announced after the session that lasted more than 10 hours.

French FM says resolving Libya crisis is priority for France

TUNIS, Jan 10 (NNN-Xinhua) — French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said resolving the crisis in Libya is a real priority for France and the Middle East region.

Speaking to reporters after meeting in Tunis with Tunisian President Kais Saied, Le Drian said they discussed the latest developments in Libya, while stressing that France agreed with Tunisia’s call for respect for international legitimacy.

“The stability of Libya is real priority for our two countries,” said the French top diplomat.

Tunisian PM-designate unveils lineup of new cabinet

TUNIS, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) -- Tunisian Prime Minister-designate Habib Jemli announced on Thursday the lineup of his government that will be submitted to the parliament for approval.

The new cabinet is composed of 42 members, including 25 ministers, three ministers to the prime minister, and 14 secretaries of state.

Imed Derouiche will be the defense minister, Sofiene Sliti, the interior minister, Khaled Sehili, the foreign minister, and Abderrahmen Khachtali, the finance minister.

Tunisia's PM-designate submits proposed cabinet to president

TUNIS, Jan. 1 (Xinhua) -- Tunisian Prime Minister-designate Habib Jemli said on Wednesday that he had offered the lineup of his new government to President Kais Saied.

"The names of the government ministers will be announced to the public on Thursday," Jemli said during a press conference in the capital city of Tunis.

The government will be submitted to parliament for a vote of confidence. It has to obtain a majority of 109 out of a total of 217 possible votes.

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