Martin SCHULZ, EP President meets with Mustapha Ben JAFAR, Speaker of the Tunisian National Constituent Assembly:
- arrival and roundtable
- extracts from the press point
Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - EP
End production: 05/06/2012 First transmission: 05/06/2012
Martin SCHULZ, EP President, met with Mustapha Ben JAFAR, Speaker of the Tunisian National Constituent Assembly, to exchange views about the state of the play of the democratic transition in Tunisia. Martin SCHULZ and Mustapha Ben JAFAR discussed about the current situation of future Constitution, which is planned to be drawn up by October 2012, five months before the general elections, in March 2013.
Martin SCHULZ and Mustapha Ben JAFAR meeting followed yesterday's discussion between MEPs and Mustapha Ben JAFAR, where both sides highlighted that the new constitution must guarantee balance of powers, civil liberties and individual rights, in order to obtain the broader consensus among Tunisian people. MEPs also stressed the need to create a Constitutional Court to guarantee these rights.
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||Exterior shot of the EP, Brussels
||Arrival of Martin SCHULZ, EP President, with Mustapha Ben JAFAR, Speaker of the Tunisian National Constituent Assembly, handshake.
||Arrival to the meeting room. Signature of the distinguished guests Book. Round table meeting (9 shots).
||SOUNDBITE (French) Martin SCHULZ, EP President: "We have analysed the economic situation in Tunisia. We both agree on the fact that the basis for a sustainable democracy is social welfare, dignity and fairness for the lives of the people. We as politicians have the duty to provide the people with a job and a fair salary that can maintain a family; if we succeed in doing so, democracy will win".
||SOUNDBITE (French) Mustapha Ben JAFAR, Speaker of the Tunisian National Constituent Assembly: "The contagion effect of this rising democracy in Tunisia can create a new climate and can indeed rid of the fear in our relationships, which have been dominated in the past by safety concerns. This is the message I want to convey."
||SOUNDBITE (French) Mustapha Ben JAFAR, Speaker of the Tunisian National Constituent Assembly: "At this very moment, when democratic transition is an issue which not only interests the Tunisian people, we count on the support of our friends, on the expression of their solidarity, which has strengthened us in the past and that I wish to see in the creation of this new Tunisia".
||SOUNDBITE (French) Martin SCHULZ, EP President, on the need to encourage European investments in Tunisia.
||Cutaway, Presidents SCHULZ and Ben JAFFAR shake hands.