Cairo – German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday left for Tunisia in a trip aimed at bolstering economic relations with North African countries and stemming migration to Germany ahead of national elections.
In Tunis, Merkel will meet with President Beji Caid Essebsi and Prime Minister Youssef Chahed.
She is also scheduled to address parliament.
In February, Merkel proposed funding and education incentives for Tunisians who voluntarily return to their home country as part of her bid to reduce migration to Germany from North African countries.
Anis Amri, a failed Tunisian asylum seeker, rammed a hijacked truck into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin in December.