25 January 2014

Tunisia: Ban Ki-Moon Congratulates Moncef Marzouki On Completion of New Constitution

Photo: World Bank
It has taken two years for the political parties to draft the country's new constitution (file photo).

Carthage, — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated, Saturday, Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki, on the end of the drafting of the new Constitution of Tunisia.

"This is one of the major stages in the process of transition started by Tunisia," the UNSG said in a telephone conversation with President Marzouki.

According to a Presidency press release, Ban Ki-moon reiterated the support of the United Nations and the international community to Tunisia in this important phase in its history.

He also expressed "confidence in the ability of Tunisians to crown their transition process by the establishment of a fair democratic regime."

The telephone conversation also focused on the development of the relations between Tunisia and the United Nations, according to the same statement.

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