Tunis, 10 December 2021 (TDI): President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Tunisia yesterday arriving from Algeria on an official state visit.

On this occasion, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated the call for holding an international peace conference in accordance with the United Nations resolutions. According to WAFA, the President aimed at ending the occupation of the land of the State of Palestine, with Jerusalem as its capital.

Abbas arrives in Tunisia for a four-eye meeting. In that sense, both presidents also discussed the latest political developments in Palestine. Furthermore, during a joint press conference with Tunisian president, Kais Saied, the leaders affirmed that if the occupation authorities continue their practices against the Palestinian people and land with its capital, Jerusalem, “Palestine will have options and measures soon.”


Key Topics on the agenda

Tunisian President Saied supported President Abbas. Both officials discussed the suffering of the Palestinian people under the Israeli occupation and oppression. As well, the situation of the Palestinian refugees at refugee camps in Palestine, neighboring countries, and worldwide. Although Tunisia is not located in the Middle East, President Saied showed his concerns regarding the instability of Palestinian refugees and UNRWA’s financial crisis.

During the meeting, both leaders exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual interests. Apart from the Palestinian question, topics on Middle Eastern and North African affairs were discussed. They include security, migration, governance, among others. Likewise, both representatives agreed on contributing to further strengthening their relations in all fields and activating the signed agreements between them.

Finally, they also discussed means to ensure the success of the upcoming Arab Summit, scheduled next March in Algiers. The Summit seeks to improve Arab Unity while also stressing the need to discuss innovative decisions and recommendations that would bring prosperity, stability, and security to the Arab nations in the region.