16 November 2012

Tunisia: FM Heads for Gaza Leading Official High-Level Delegation

Tunis — Foreign Minister Rafik Abdessalem left Tunis, on Friday, escorted by a high-level official delegation to Gaza via Cairo.

The delegation includes, notably, Social Affairs Minister Khalil Zaouia, State Property and Landed Affairs Minister Slim Ben Hmidane, Human Rights and Transitional Justice Minister Samir Dilou, Women and Family Affairs Minister Sihem Badi, Secretary of State in Charge of Housing Chahida Ben Fraj Bouraoui, Chief of Staff of the President of the Republic Imed Daimi and Advisor for Foreign Affairs to the President of the Republic Boubaker Taieb.

"This visit attempts to convey Tunisia's solidarity with the Palestinian people, particularly the Gaza Strip population who fell victim to the Israeli raids," indicates a Foreign Ministry's statement.

"Tunisia denounces the Israeli attacks on the Palestinian leaders and people and reasserts its unwavering support to the Palestinian cause," the same press release adds, calling on the international community to compel Israel to put an end to its attacks within the Palestinian territory," the same source reads.

Besides, Mr. Abdessalem is to take part in the emergency meeting of the Arab Foreign Ministers' Council, scheduled for Saturday in Cairo.

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