Following discussions with Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki on Friday, President Mohamed Mursi praised the Arab revolutionary tide that began in Tunisia and culminated in the great revolution in Egypt.
This statement came at a joint press conference for both presidents following the Egyptian-Tunisian summit held at the presidency headquarters in Cairo.
"Tunisia was the first flower to blossom in the spring of Arab revolutions. It was followed by the great revolution in Egypt," the Middle East News Agency (MENA) quoted Mursi as saying.
Marzouki invited Mursi to visit Tunisia, highlighting the depth of the relations between the two countries.
Mursi welcomed Marzouki's invitation to visit Tunisia, promising to make the visit at the soonest opportunity.
Marzouki stressed the depth of Egyptian-Tunisian relations, saying that both countries aim at achieving more integration.
"The age when Tunisia turned its back on Egypt and vice versa has come to an end," he added.
A new age of relations between both countries will begin, Marzouki explained.
Mursi emphasized that Marzouki and he agree on the higher interest of their people, adding that their interests are similar and their goals are the same. The goals of both countries include achieving stability, development, freedom, democracy, power transfer and participating in running the country.
The two presidents also added they are of the same opinion regarding the woes of the Arab world. They explained they support the Syrian people in their struggle and back the Palestinian cause, internal reconciliation and the full rights of the Palestinians.