Head of State receives annual report on extremism, terrorism and organised crime
26/01/2023 19:00, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - President Kaïs Saïed met, on Thursday at Carthage Palace, Interior Minister Taoufik Charfeddine, who handed him the annual report on extremism, terrorism and organised crime.

Quoted in a press release from the Presidency, the Head of State stressed the need to address these phenomena by tackling their root causes.

In this regard, Saied placed emphasis on causes related to education, teaching and culture, adding that "free thought is the best way to fight extremism, terrorism and organised crime both nationally and internationally."

He also pointed out that the deterioration of the economic and social situation is a major cause of crime.

The meeting between the Head of State and the Minister of the Interior was an opportunity to discuss preparations for the second round of legislative elections, which will take place on January 29.

Kaïs Saïed recalled that the concerned services must be impartial so that voters can express themselves in all freedom.

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