Panafrican News Agency

Tunisia ministerial Council focuses on preparations for 18th Francophonie Summit

Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Preparations for the 18th Summit of the Francophonie, scheduled to take place in Djerba, Tunisia, on 20-21 November, was the focus of a restricted ministerial council meeting chaired on Wednesday by Tunisian Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi.

According to an official statement, Mr. Mechichi stressed the need to prepare well for this important event, "one of the biggest international events that Tunisia will host".

"The priority is to iron out the difficulties to make this important event a success, by mobilising all available means," he said.

The statement does not specify the difficulties encountered in the preparation for the event.

The meeting, which was attended by a number of ministers and senior state officials, reviewed the progress of preparations and highlighted steps to be taken before the summit is held.

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