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Tunisia denies presence of foreign military bases on its soil

Tunisia’s National Defence Minister, Farhat Horchani [Dr Samir Abdelmoumen/Wikipedia]
Tunisia’s National Defence Minister, Farhat Horchani [Dr Samir Abdelmoumen/Wikipedia]

Tunisia’s National Defence Minister Farhat Horchani denied the presence of any foreign warships and military bases in the country.

He said that the presence of a number of foreign military personnel comes in the context of agreements for exchanging military expertise between the Tunisian military and their counterparts from various countries.

The Tunisian news agency Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP) yesterday quoted Horchani as saying, on the sidelines of a national conference on the military apparatus and the culture of citizenship, that the security situation in the country is “stable” thanks to a continuous co-ordination between the military and security institutions, the morale of the Armed Forces is high, and they are prepared for any threat.

He added that his country has made significant progress in fighting terrorism, but the threat still exists as long as the security situation in neighbouring Libya is unstable, stressing that Tunisia co-operates with other countries in the fight against terrorism.

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