MOSCOW, March 14. /TASS/. Tunisia is interested in using Russia’s experience in countering terrorism, Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui said on Monday after talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
The Tunisian top diplomat expressed gratitude to Russia for its assistance in dealing with the terrorist threat. "As for the use of Russia’s experience in repelling terrorism, this subject is naturally on the agenda," he noted. "We think Russia’s experience in this sphere is successful and we are interested in using such experience, including with an aim of stabilizing the situation in our country and ensuring a dynamic economic development."
He said Tunisia is a target for terrorists because it is "successful example of democratic changes and this success makes terrorists commit aggressive attacks." Apart from that, in his words, the terrorist threat for Tunisia "is linked with the lack of stability and statehood in neighboring Libya."
"We support all international efforts, including the international anti-terrorist coalition," Jhinaoui underscored. "We think it is an international phenomenon which concerns all countries of the world, so we are convinced that efforts are needed from all the states in various formats, including exchange of information, contacts between relevant agencies. We understand that terrorism is an enemy not only to our country but also to the entire humankind."