Tunisia/meeting with the representatives of the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet
Paris, October 16, 2015
On Friday 16 October, French President François Hollande had a meeting at the Elysée Palace with the representatives of the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, which received the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize: Mr Hocine Abassi, Secretary-General of the Tunisian General Labour Union, Ms Ouided Bouchamaoui, President of UTICA [Tunisian employers’ organization], Mr Abdessattar Ben Moussa, President of the Tunisian Human Rights League, and Mr Fadhel Mahfoudh, President of the Tunisian Order of Lawyers.
The French President congratulated them on the distinction, which rewards their crucial contribution to the success of Tunisia’s democratic transition. This Nobel prize is also a tremendous tribute to the maturity of Tunisian society, and an encouragement to all its leaders and representatives to continue the reforms in the same spirit of dialogue and responsibility.
As he had done at their previous meeting during his visit to Tunis in February 2014, the French President gathered the views of the Quartet’s representatives on the many challenges Tunisia still faces, particularly in economic and social terms. He reiterated the full support of France, which will spare no effort to help Tunisia take up those challenges./.