Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Fayssal Mikdad, met on Tuesday with Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Tunisians’ Abroad Nabil Ammar in Tunis, followed by an expanded session of talks that brought together delegations of the two countries.
A joint statement following the meeting affirmed the necessity of preserving Syria’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and stability, and pushing regional and international efforts to accelerate the track of reaching a political solution to the crisis in addition to Syria’s restoration to its sovereignty on all its territory.
The statement welcomed the restoration of Syrian-Tunisian normal relations, and the appointment of a Tunisian ambassador to Syria and reopening the Syrian Embassy in Tunis and appointing an ambassador there.
The two sides agreed the following:
Intensifying contacts between the two countries in the next stage.
Working to resume the economic cooperation between the two states.
Boosting cooperation in the consular and humanitarian field.
Enhancing cooperation in the security domain, particularly in combating terrorism and the organized crime.
Affirming Tunisian stance that supports Syria’s returning to its Arab surrounding and restoring its role in the Arab League.
Expressing Tunisia’s full solidarity with Syria in the face of Israeli occupation’s recurrent attacks on its territory and supporting its legitimate right in restoring the occupied Syrian Golan.
The joint statement also condemned the Israeli entity’s systematized attacks on the Palestinian people, stressing support for the Palestinian people to restore their legitimate inalienable rights and establish their independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.