Posted by: africanpressorganization | 27 October 2014

Baird Congratulates Tunisians on Milestone Parliamentary Election


Baird Congratulates Tunisians on Milestone Parliamentary Election


OTTAWA, Canada, October 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today released the following statement on today’s parliamentary election in Tunisia:

“Canada congratulates Tunisia on the historic parliamentary election held today. For the first time since the adoption of a new constitution, millions of Tunisians exercised their democratic right to vote in free and credible elections.

“Tunisians have demonstrated diligence, determination and perseverance throughout their country’s transition to democracy. Canada commends the Tunisian authorities, and in particular the Independent High Authority for Elections, for their role in ensuring that the election process was carried out in a credible and transparent manner.

“I was also very pleased with Canada’s contribution to the deployment of domestic and international elections observers.

“Tunisia is a valued partner for Canada on a number of fronts, from the economic to the diplomatic, from the security to the educational. Our two countries share commitments not just to democracy, pluralism and human rights, but also to sustainable economic growth, women’s empowerment, the fight against violent extremism and the promotion of education opportunities for young people.”



Canada – Ministry of Foreign Affairs


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