Nasser, Tunisian Envoy discuss ways to further enhance bilateral ties

APP04-19 ISLAMABAD: April 19 – National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. (Retd) Nasser Khan Janjua exchanging views with Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia Adel Elarbi during a meeting at his office. APP photo by Javed Qureshi

ISLAMABAD, Apr 19 (APP):Ambassador of Tunisia, Adel Elarbi called on National Security Adviser, Lt. General (Retd) Nasser Khan
Janjua on Thursday and discussed ways to further enhance bilateral relations.
Matters regarding security and stability of South Asia and
Africa also came under discussion during the meeting.
Talking to the Ambassador, Nasser Janjua said
Tunisia is a brotherly Muslim country and Pakistan is also keen
to expand cooperation with Tunisia.
Strong relations with Tunisia would be instrumental for
maintaining good relations with other African countries as well, he
The Envoy highlighted that because of its location Tunisia
can be helpful for Pakistan in providing an easy access to
European and African countries.
“We have a lot of scope to move forward and it is high time
to translate our different ideas of cooperation into tangible
projects,” the Envoy added.
He said that Tunisia attaches great importance to its
relations with Pakistan and expressed desire to boost
bilateral relations by extending cooperation in multiple areas
including defence, trade and social sector development.
He also asked Pakistan to keep up momentum of
improvement in relations of the two countries, the frequency of
high level engagements should be maintained.
He conveyed the desire of his government to start comprehensive
counter terrorism cooperation with Pakistan.
“Our government is keen to explore possibilities of enhancing
cooperation between both the countries in field of security,
particularly counter-terrorism.
He expressed desire and need to initiate cooperation between
Tunisian Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Pole and National
Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA), of Pakistan.
Both sides agreed to work together at all levels to promote
cordial and cooperation bilateral relations.