Restoring relations between Tunisia and Syria at heart of UGTT delegation/Bachar Al Assad meeting
31/07/2017 17:39, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) – Re-establishing relations between Tunisia and Syria and reinforcing co-ordination between the two countries in matters of countering terrorism were at heart of the meeting held Monday between a delegation of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) and Syria’s President Bachar Al Assad.

This meeting had also offered the opportunity to affirm Tunisia’s support to Syria, UGTT Deputy Secretary-General Bouali Mbarki who is leading this delegation, told TAP by phone.

“Tunisia will always be by Syria’s side to support it in its war against terrorism until it is defeated,” he pointed out.

According to him, the Syrian President reassured the delegation about the situation of the Tunisian expatriates.

“Bachar Al Assad stated that he considers these Tunisians as Syrian citizens and that he is seeing to it to lend them the necessary interest and support,” he added.

Besides, Mbarki announced that an official working session will be held Tuesday with leaders of the Syrian General Federation of Trade Unions to devise a co-operation programme between the two countries.

In this regard, he pointed out the possibility to ink twining agreements between UGTT’s regional sections and their Syrian counterparts.

“A first meeting was held Sunday between the Tunisian delegation and representatives of the Syrian General Federation of Trade Unions,” he added describing the meeting as “cordial” and “fraternal.”

“The Tunisian delegation will leave Syria on Wednesday,” he specified, noting that the situation in Syria is “very ordinary” contrary to information reported by certain media.

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