Delegation of Tunisian Elected Representatives visit UCLG Headquarters in Barcelona


The Mayor of Tunis, Mr Seifallah Lasram, visited the UCLG World Secretariat in Barcelona. He was accompanied by Mr Mohamed Mokini, Mayor of Sousse, Mr. Maher Bouazzi, Mayor of Kasserine, Mr Kamel Gargouri, Deputy Mayor of Sfax, Mr Bouraoui Ouni, Chief of Cabinet for the Ministry of the Interior, Mr Sofian Essid, President of Funding and Local Authorities and Mr Ridha Ben Rabeh, Director General of International Cooperation.

Following the Conference on Decentralization jointly organised by the city of Tunis, UCLG and the National Federation of Tunisian Cities in 2012, the Mayor of Tunis reaffirmed during the meeting the need to “extend the decentralization effort in the country, in particular in secondary cities, in order to build a substantial pressure group”. To this end, the Mayor recalled the need for greater coordination between towns/cities and international donors.

The delegation also committed to actively participate in the UCLG World Congress that will take place in Rabat from 1st to 4th October 2013, by ensuring the presence of several Tunisian local elected representatives as well as a substantial representation of female elected representatives.