Tunisia: President Marzouki in Meeting With the Press - 'I Came on Behalf of the Tunisian Revotion to Greet the Egyptian Revolution'

Cairo — "I came on behalf of the Tunisian Revolution to greet the Egyptian Revolution" said President Mohamed Moncef Marzouki in a meeting with the press following his encounter, Friday in Cairo, with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.

Mr. Marzouki qualified this meeting a real starting point for the materialisation of the two brotherly peoples' expectations, in building the privileged relations.

In this connection, he emphasised the determination to re-activate the bilateral agreements in the various fields, to reflect the two countries' political will to hoist the relations to the highest level.

For his part, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi commended the Tunisian Revolution which, he added "is the first flower of the Arab Revolution Spring."

In this connection, he stressed the need to promote the Egyptian-Tunisian relations and further develop them, to meet the needs and the requirements of the present stage.

Besides, President Morsi voiced firm conviction that the Arab Revolutions will open news prospects of co-operation between the two countries, in all fields, in particular the economic field.

During the news conference, the two Presidents underlined the concordance of views concerning the situation in Syria and their support to the Syrian people's Revolution. They reasserted their refusal of any foreign military intervention in this Arab country.

In another connection, the two Presidents reiterated their constant support to the Palestinian people and their legitimate right to build an independent state on their territory.

The meeting with the press was preceded by a meeting between the two Tunisian and Egyptian delegations during which the two sides examined means to further develop the bilateral relations.

On this occasion, emphasis was placed on the importance to raise the volume of trade exchanges, encourage the flow of goods and connect basic infrastructures and make easier the mobility of people between the two countries.

The President of the Republic is meeting, on Friday evening, political figures, notably Drs. Mohamed Bradaï, Abdelmonem Aboul Foutouh and George Ishak.

Additionally, he will give a lecture on the theme "the Arab Revolution Between Theory and Practice," with attendance of thinkers, men of letters and representatives of Tunisian expatriates in Egypt.

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