Strasbourg, Council of Europe - During a working visit to France, a delegation of the Committee on Regional and Local self-government bodies of the National Constituent Assembly and of the Ministry of the Interior of Tunisia has exchanged views with the Venice Commission and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe. The questions of the manner of election of representatives at the local and gouvernoral levels, the control of the acts of the local self-government bodies and the respect of the principle of autonomy of self-government bodies were discussed among others. The exchange of views will be resumed on the occasion of the meeting of the Venice Commission with the ANC in Tunis, on 26 July 2012.
The visit was organized at the initiative of the International Association of Francophone Mayors and the Embassy of France in Tunis, who also funded the visit. The program was developed by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with support from the Embassy in Tunis, the AIMF, CNFPT and the French Ministry of Interior.