30 November 2012

Tunisia: Marzouki Congratulates Abbas On Palestine's Upgrade to UN Observer Status

Carthage — Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki congratulated Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Palestine's upgrade to the United Nations non-member Observer Status, said a Presidency press statement.

During a telephone conversation with the Palestinian leader, President Marzouki described "this gain" as a "historical step" allowing to remedy injustice and free the Palestinian people from the oppression endured since the Nakba (Arab-Israeli War 1948). It also reflects, he said, the international solidarity with the rights of the Palestinian people and their just cause, " emphasised the same source.

Mr. Marzouki reiterated Tunisia's continuous support for the Palestinian people until they recover their legitimate rights and establish their State with Al-Quds as capital, the statement indicated.

President Mahmoud Abbas paid tribute to Tunisia for its "historical support" to the Palestinian cause and to Palestine's bid to this status, the statement said.

President Abbas renewed the invitation to President Marzouki to visit the Palestinian territories in the next period.

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