External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his Tunisian counterpart Sabri Bachtobji on Wednesday during which the two leaders focused on expanding the bilateral economic cooperation and agreed to work closely in multilateral forums. Dr Jaishankar arrived in Tunis earlier yesterday on the concluding leg of his three-day two-nation trip to Niger and Tunisia.
The tour is his first outreach to the African continent after becoming the Foreign Minister last year. Later, Dr Jaishankar met Tunisian Parliament Speaker Rached Ghannouchi and discussed on expanding exchanges, especially between Parliamentary institutions and civil society, between the two countries. Dr Jaishankar also met President Kais Saied and the two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to a fair, just and a rule-based global order.