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Tunisia president receives Saudi foreign minister

Tunisian President Kais Saied speaks during a ceremony in Tunis, Tunisia on March 22, 2021 [Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency]
Tunisian President Kais Saied speaks during a ceremony in Tunis, Tunisia on March 22, 2021 [Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency]

Tunisian President Kais Saied on Friday received Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Bin Abdullah Al-Saud at Carthage Palace.

The Tunisian presidency announced in a statement that the Saudi foreign minister conveyed the greetings of King Salman and his crown prince to President Saied.

The statement also indicated: "The kingdom respects the decisions taken by the president of the republic and everything related to Tunisian internal affairs and considers it a sovereign matter."

The Saudi diplomat called on the international community to support Tunisia's efforts amid the current difficult economic and health circumstances. He stressed his country's faith in the Tunisian leadership's ability to overcome these circumstances in order to achieve prosperity and decent living conditions for the Tunisian people.

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The Saudi minister reiterated Saudi Arabia's support for Tunisia regarding its security and stability concerning present challenges.

The Tunisian president reiterated his deep gratitude to Saudi King Salman and his crown prince for their noble fraternal solidarity with Tunisia in the face of the coronavirus outbreak. Saied confirmed that the Tunisian people would never forget the gift of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which consolidates the strength and depth of the historical relations between the two countries and the two peoples.

President Saied also affirmed his commitment to protecting the Tunisian state and confronting all attempts to harm its unity.

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