Tunisia : parliament approves nomination of new interior minister

Hichem Fourati : "I am aware of the delicacy of the (current country's) situation, and I am going to assume (my full responsibilities)." © RR

Casablanca (ADV) – The appointment of Hichem Fourati as Tunisia’s new interior minister was approved Saturday evening by Tunisian Assembly of People’s Representatives (Parliament).

Fourati received 148 votes in favor, 13 against and eight abstentions. A total of 109 votes are needed to pass the decision.

According to Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, Tunisia’s new interior minister will be responsible for executing a roadmap, starting with improving the country’s security capacity in fighting against terrorism.

Two other challenges in this roadmap include fighting against illegal immigration and crime, as well as improving the financial situation of security agents.

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