As Ambassador of Sweden I would like to congratulate Tunisia for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to the National Dialogue Quartet. Representing Tunisian Civil Society, the Quartet played a crucial role for Tunisia’s democratization and helped to create a climate of cooperation and trust at a crucial moment. The Tunisian Constitution, with its protection of Human Rights for all, and democratic checks and balances, is a land mark in the region and an inspiration beyond.

Sweden and Tunisia are organising a Sustainable Infrastructure Forum in Tunis on 2–3 June, as a follow-up to Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström’s official visit in February, marking a new era in Swedish-Tunisian relations.