Spain's Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, Arancha Gonzalez Laya on Saturday met with Tunisian President Kais Saied at the start of a two day visit to the country to relaunch the bilateral relations.
Gonzalez Laya said that both countries had agreed on the necessity of investment in Libya and other Mediterranean countries that need support, to develop and to improve their situation to bring "peace and stability" in the region.
She said that in addition to progress in the political and economic cooperation between the countries, it was necessary to create opportunities for the youth and open "legal ways" of immigration for those who wanted to look for opportunities abroad.
"There is a very clear message that the countries want to give to those who want to take advantage of the suffering of our people by getting involved in criminal activities and human trafficking; we as a democracy, don't want and don't tolerate it in our societies," she said.
The Spanish minister also met with her Tunisian counterpart and is expected meet with members of the Spanish community, and representatives of the United Nations and the European Union in the country.