Tunisia ‘well advanced in its process of reform’, declares the Assembly

Strasbourg, 28.06.2012 – Despite facing challenges, Tunisia is “well advanced in its process of reform”, the Assembly declared today at the end of a debate attended by the President of the Constituent Assembly of Tunisia Mustapha Ben Jaafar.

Adopting a resolution based on a report by Anne Brasseur (Luxembourg, ALDE), PACE encouraged the country’s political forces and civil actors to “continue making a positive contribution to democratic transition while seeking to maintain political stability”.

The parliamentarians congratulated Tunisia on the free and well-organised elections for the National Constituent Assembly, a democratic first among the Arab Spring nations, and said they hoped the future Constitution would meet Tunisians’ expectations and enshrine the universal values of human rights, democracy and the rule of law.

The Assembly offered its continued practical assistance to Tunisians, encouraged the National Constituent Assembly to request Partner for Democracy status, and decided to follow closely developments in the country.