20 December 2012

Tunisia: Qatari 31-Million-Dinar Donation to Revolution Martyrs and Wounded Fund

Tunis — Qatar made a 31-million-dinar donation (20 million dollars) to Tunisia for the benefit of the Revolution martyrs and wounded and dictatorship victims fund.

"This donation represents a symbolic contribution of the State of Qatar to pay compensations to the Tunisian Revolution martyrs and wounded and victims of dictatorship," Qatar's Ambassador in Tunis Saad bin Nasser al-Hamidi pointed out, on Thursday, at the end of his meeting with Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali.

The Qatari diplomat specified that this donation is a first installment, pending an additional one worth 20 million dollars next year.

The meeting with Mr. Jebali, he reported, had notably allowed to review development of bilateral relations and means to further broaden their scope.

The Revolution martyrs and wounded and dictatorship victims fund "acts as a participatory account which collects donations, aid and contributions, both from Tunisia and abroad, to indemnify victims," explained Human Rights and Transitional Justice Minister Samir Dilou, who attended the meeting.

The account has been operational for a few months and Qatar was the first country to make a contribution to it, he added, announcing that an awareness campaign is to be launched to promote the fund.

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