Tunis gets closer to ECOWAS


On 2 November, during his courtesy visit to the commission president at the ECOWAS headquarters in Abuja, Tunisian Trade Minister Omar Behi expressed a desire to strengthen economic exchanges between Tunisia and West Africa. They discussed several partnership opportunities, and a memorandum of understanding between Tunisia and the regional organisation will be signed during the next visit of president de Souza to Tunis. The two representatives also discussed the process of Mauritania’s readmission to ECOWAS and Morocco’s bid to join the regional organisation. The following day, Tunisia’s new ambassador to ECOWAS, Jalel Trabelsi, presented his letters of accreditation and reiterated Tunisia’s determination to strengthen ties with all ECOWAS member states. At the 51st ECOWAS summit last June, Tunisia was granted observer status with the West African organisation.


Press release (French)