22 November 2012

Tunisia: President Moncef Marzouki Accepts Haniya's Invitation to Visit Gaza

Carthage — President Moncef Marzouki had, on Thursday morning, a telephone conversation with Palestinian Premier in Gaza Ismail Haniya, a communiqué from the Presidency of the Republic reads.

Mr. Marzouki congratulated Mr. Haniya on "the Palestinian people's resistance to the Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip."

The President of the Republic enquired about the details of the truce concluded, on Wednesday, between the two sides, and expressed "Tunisia's satisfaction at the end of the Israeli attacks."

Mr. Marzouki accepted the Palestinian leader's invitation to visit the Gaza Strip, a visit which is also going to include the West Bank, after co-ordination, the communiqué specifies.

According to the same statement, the President of the Republic met, on Wednesday, with the National Defence, Health, Social Affairs and Foreign Affairs Ministers to co-ordinate the operation of sending humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.

A plane will fly, on Friday, to Egypt to deliver this humanitarian assistance to Gaza, via the Rafah crossing-point, in co-ordination with the Egyptian authorities, the same source announces.

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