Tunisia, Germany sign new Immigration deal

Tunesien Besuch Merkel bei Präsident Beji Caid Essebsi (Reuters/Z. Souissi)

The Tunisians and Germans have agreed to repatriate 1,500 immigrants from Tunisia, illegally settled in Germany and hurry repatriation of rejected asylum seekers.

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel sealed the agreed announcement at a conference and will see Germany providing job training for Tunisians and almost 16 million dollars in aid money.

The agreement similar to the one signed between Tunisia and Italy was praised by President Essebsi who says it respects the sovereignty of both countries.

Merkel, who is under pressure set to reduce the number of asylum seekers coming to her country, which has taken in more than one million migrants since 2015.


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