Martin SCHULZ, EP President meets with Hamadi JEBALI, Head of Government of Tunisia:
- arrival and round table
- extracts from the press point
Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - European Parliament
End production: 02/10/2012 First transmission: 02/10/2012
Martin SCHULZ, EP President, met today with Hamadi JEBALI, Head of Government of Tunisia, in order to discuss recent developments in the country as well as EU-Tunisian relations.
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||Exterior shot of the EP, Brussels
||Arrrival of Hamadi JEBALI, Head of Government of Tunisia, greetings from Martin SCHULZ, EP President. Welcome to the Tunisian delegation (3 shots).
||Shake hands, picture
||Round table meeting (7 shots)
||Press point, arrival
||SOUNDBITE (French) Martin SCHULZ, EP President: "We had a very friendly and fruitful exchange of views about the situation in Tunisia and also in the EU. An exchange on the EU-Tunisian relations and also on the economic and democratic cooperation needs and on the situation of the constitutional debate in the country. We have also discussed about the budgetary processes in Tunisia and in the EU. We have tried to look at Tunisian development on a more global framework."
||SOUNDBITE (French) Martin SCHULZ, EP President: "If we can demonstrate how a country, with a majority of the population being Muslim, is capable of adopting a Constitution which represents the pluralism of society, which respects the different values, this is a huge step forward and Europe has all interest in supporting this kind of development. So I was very happy that we both agreed on many of our opinions, and we look forward to keep in contact and cooperate in the framework of the Union for the Mediterranean, so we can enhance our mutual understanding".
||SOUNDBITE (French) Hamadi JEBALI, Head of Government of Tunisia: "Building a future together, the future of our civilisations and our nations, is highly important. We will present as a starting point a new Tunisia, a democratic Tunisia, free and prosperous, with the support of its allies and especially with the support of Europe. Thank you very much for this occasion". (End of press point) exit shot.