20 December 2012

Tunisia: 'Sidi Bouzid Incidents Do Not Represent the City's Inhabitants' (President Marzouki)

Tozeur — President Moncef Marzouki pointed out, on Thursday, that the incidents of Sidi Bouzid, on the celebration of the second anniversary of the Revolution outbreak, "do not represent the region's inhabitants."

In a statement to the media upon his arrival to the Governorate of Tozeur, the President of the Republic said that people of Sidi Bouzid had sent him "flowers and written apologies in which they assert that the trouble-makers do not represent them."

Mr. Marzouki added he was "sure" that Tunisia will remain welded and "will not allow symbols of the former regime jeopardise their country's democratic process."

He also expressed satisfaction at the fact that "Tozeur represents today a wonderful model of stability, patience and sense of citizenship." The Tozeur citizens, he went on saying, are deeply aware of the imperative to set up a climate favourable to investment, "because nobody will invest in a climate of insecurity and chaos, be they Tunisian or foreigner."

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