Tunisia transformed into a democracy in the course of the Arab Spring. Foreign Minister Maas and his Tunisian counterpart are meeting in Berlin to discuss how Germany can help to bolster social participation, freedom of the press and the rule of law.
The Federal Foreign Office supports democracy-building and reform processes in North Africa and the Middle East. The newly established Ta’ziz partnership for democracy will support future projects in Iraq, Lebanon, Tunisia and the Sudan.
Germany and Tunisia have had diplomatic relations since the latter gained independence in 1956. The German Government has been supporting Tunisia’s political and economic transformation through…
The Federal Foreign Office is supporting partner countries around the world in the fight against coronavirus via three biosecurity programmes involving corona test kits, laboratory training and digital learning modules.
Following the Berlin Libya Conference, the priority now is to implement the decisions adopted there. To achieve this, it is important to involve Libya’s neighbouring countries and the region. That is why Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is travelling to Algeria and Tunisia.
With the sweeping changes that have taken place since the Arab Spring, the country is assuming a pioneering role in the region. The visit of Foreign Minister Maas to Tunisia comes just after the presidential and parliamentary elections – sending a strong message of cooperation.