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Ghannouchi calls on Swedes to support Palestinian rights

February 17, 2014 at 11:20 pm

The head of Tunisia’s Al-Nahda Party has called on Sweden to support the Palestinians’ struggle for their legal and human rights. Sheikh Rashid Ghannouchi, who is a member of the Secretariat for International Unity of Muslim Scholars, also asked the Swedes to work on bringing an end to the ongoing Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip.

Sheikh Ghannouchi made the request during a reception for the Swedish ambassador to Tunisia, John Shaslaf, at the Islamic movement’s headquarters in Tunis on Wednesday. The discussion revolved around bilateral relations and regional developments, including Israel’s military escalation against the Gaza Strip.

At the same time, the head of international affairs and the political bureau of Al-Nahda, which currently leads Tunisia’s coalition government, hosted the Palestinian ambassador to Tunis, Salman al-Harfi. Ambassador Al-Harfi expressed the Palestinian Authority’s gratitude to the Tunisian government and civil society for their efforts in support of the people of Gaza. The Ambassador also told Amir Al-Arid about the PA’s bid for status at the United Nations and the expected benefits of the move.