20 January 2013

North Africa: Ben Jaafar Calls for Taking Up More and More Dreadful Security Challenges in the Region

Cairo — "The hotbeds of tension in the region are threatening the transition processes in the Arab spring countries" warned on Saturday in Cairo Constituent Assembly speaker Mustapha Ben Jaafar at his meeting with Egyptian Prime Minister Hichem Kandil.

Ben Jaafar stressed the need to take up the "more and more dreadful" security challenges in the region.

As to the Egyptian premier, he highlighted the need to meet the expectations of the Egyptian and Tunisian peoples so that the two countries' democratic experiences might be crowned with success, reaffirming care to boost bilateral relations for the benefit of the two peoples' interests.

Escorted by a delegation of Arab and European democratic forces and delegates of the European parliament, Ben Jaafar had a meeting with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi during which he pointed out the challenges facing the Arab spring countries to meet their peoples' aspirations for freedom and dignity.

The Egyptian President voiced hope for his part that the Tunisian democratic experience will be successful, stressing that this success will undoubtedly have a direct impact on the democratic transition process in the remaining Arab states.

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