International Conference for Tunisia Postponed

An international conference focusing on political and economic reforms in Tunisia will not be happening this month, according to a Tunisian Ministry of Foreign Affairs official. The event will still go ahead but two or three months later.

“This conference is not cancelled but delayed in order to prepare it well,” said Mohamed Ben Ezzedine, a spokesman for the ministry, said to Agence France-Press.

The decision to defer the gathering was made during a March 3 meeting in Tunis between Tunisian Foreign Minister Mouldi Kefi and European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Kristalina Georgieva, AFP reports.

Germany and France have earlier announced their readiness to participate in the meeting. The European Parliament likewise supports a donor conference to support Tunisia’s transition to democracy.

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