16 May 2016

Tunisia: Prime Minister Congratulates Mountaineer Tahar Manai After Conquering Mount Everest

Tunis, — Following the feat of Tahar Manai, who managed, last Friday, to climb the Mount Everest, in the Himalayas mountain range (between Nepal and China), where he hoisted the Tunisian flag at the top, Prime Minister Habib Essid extended a message of congratulations and encouragement to the young climber.

The Prime Minister paid tribute to the courage and perseverance of Tahar Manai who wrote down in golden letters his name and Tunisia's at the top of Mount Everest (8,848 mt of height), a first for Tunisia, that has become the 102nd nation represented on the "top of the world."

Tahar Manai, 27, was stopped in his climb last year by the earthquake that hit Nepal in April 2015 but he never considered abandoning his dream and his goal to plant the national flag at the top of the world.

The young mountaineer will return to Tunisia next May 25 to share his joy with all the Tunisians.


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