Switzerland's priorities in Tunisia
The MENA Strategy 2021–24 identifies the following priorities for Switzerland in Tunisia:
1. Migration and protection of people in need
Switzerland will continue to actively pursue its comprehensive migration partnership with Tunisia, including the readmission of persons residing in Switzerland without authorisation, for example with local projects in areas such as police cooperation or legal assistance.
2. Sustainable development
Switzerland supports Tunisia by offering its expertise to improve integration into global and regional value chains and create trading opportunities. It supports innovative projects in sustainable tourism and initiatives that exploit new technologies with a view to strengthening competitiveness and improving the investment climate.
3. Peace, security and human rights
Switzerland is using its expertise to strengthen democratic institutions and introduce transparency in public finance management. It is supporting Tunisia in the implementation of decentralisation. In addition, the implementation of the memorandum of understanding on the prevention of violent extremism signed in 2016 serves as a tool to promote the accountability of state institutions.
Development cooperation and humanitarian aid