Mr. Stoltenberg and Minister Jhinaoui reiterated the importance of continued political dialogue between NATO and Tunisia. They discussed the level of cooperation activities developed in a number of important areas, including strengthening of Tunisian armed forces interoperability, defence education, the development of key capabilities such as countering improvised explosive devices and cyber defence and cooperation in the areas of good governance and public diplomacy. They also discussed ways to enhance practical cooperation in important domains, including counter-terrorism and the development of women’s role in the Tunisian Armed Forces.
NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg and Minister Jhinaoui shared views on the current regional security situation related to developments in Libya. They reaffirmed that a cooperative approach is key to address common security challenges.
This was Minister Jhinaoui’s second meeting with the NATO Secretary General at NATO Headquarters. It took place after a recent meeting held in Turkey by the North Atlantic Council with the seven members of the NATO Mediterranean Dialogue, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary since the launch of the Mediterranean Dialogue.