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Tunisia's Essebsi: Palestine at top of Arab summit agenda

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi gives a press conference in Tunis, Tunisia on November 8, 2018 [Fethi Belaid/AFP/Getty Images]
Late Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi in Tunis, Tunisia on 8 November 2018 [Fethi Belaid/AFP/Getty Images]

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi has said that the Palestinian issue will be a "top priority" on the agenda of the upcoming Arab summit.

Since the summit is due to be hosted by Tunisia in late March, Essebsi stressed that his country will spare no effort to defend Palestinian rights, especially in light of Tunisia's candidacy for non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council.

During a meeting at the Carthage Palace in Tunisian capital Tunis, Essebsi emphasised "the constant and lasting support of Tunisia for the Palestinian people, its defence of the people's just cause, and its commitment to support and defend it in all regional and international forums".

He also reiterated "our country's readiness to cooperate with our Palestinian brothers and support their legitimate demands to build their independent state with Jerusalem as its capital".

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