ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The National Security Adviser (NSA) Lt. General (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua on Thursday said Tunisia was a brotherly Muslim Country and Pakistan was keen to expand cooperation with Tunisia.
Talking to the Ambassador of Tunisia Adel Elarbi in Islamabad in a meeting held in Islamabad to discuss besides ways to enhance bilateral relations, matters regarding security and stability of South Asia and Africa, the adviser said Pakistan’s strong relations with Tunisia would be instrumental for maintaining good relations with other African Countries as well.
The envoy said Tunisia attached great importance to her relations with Pakistan and expressed desire to boost bilateral relations with Pakistan by extending cooperation in multiple areas including defence, trade and social sector development.
The Tunisian ambassador also urged Pakistan to keep up the momentum of improvement in the relations of the two countries, the frequency of high level engagements should be maintained. He also conveyed the desire of his government to start comprehensive counter terrorism cooperation with Pakistan.
“Our government is keen to explore the possibilities of enhancing cooperation between both the countries in the field of security particularly counter-terrorism,” he said.
Adel Elarbi expressed desire and need to initiate cooperation between Tunisian Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Pole and National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) of Pakistan.
The envoy also highlighted that because of its location Tunisia can be helpful for Pakistan in providing an easy access to European and African countries.
“We have a lot of scope to move forward and it is high time to translate our different ideas of cooperation into tangible projects.” The envoy said.
Both sides agreed to work together at all levels to promote cordial and cooperation bilateral relations between Pakistan and Tunisia.