The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Mohamed Moncef Marzouki, President of the Republic of Tunisia.
They discussed the political situation in Tunisia, with the Secretary-General expressing concern and emphasizing that violence and extremism must not be allowed to derail the gains made by the Tunisian people in their democratic transition. They also discussed regional cooperation in the fight against terrorism. The Secretary-General reiterated the United Nations’ commitment to supporting the people of Tunisia, and expressed the hope that there would be increased progress in Tunisia on achieving the Millennium Development Goals.