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Foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and Tunisia discuss regional developments

 

Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, discussed with Nabil Ammar, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Tunisians Abroad,  (Wednesday), developments in regional, bilateral cooperation and international events, and the efforts exerted in this regard to enhance security and stability.

 

This came during a phone call made by Prince Faisal bin Farhan to Minister Nabil Ammar, in which they reviewed aspects of Saudi-Tunisian relations, and areas of bilateral cooperation between the two countries, and they also discussed the most important issues of common concern.

 

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the  Republic of Tunisia have deep-rooted historical relations and steady growth in various political, economic, security, cultural, and other fields.

 

Since the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques – may God support him – assumed the reins of power, he has continued to support the Kingdom’s efforts to strengthen cooperation frameworks in various fields, bilateral cooperation, and to stand with Tunisia and the Tunisians in particular.

 

The Saudi-Tunisian relations elevate their importance to the ranks of distinguished bilateral relations, due to the high position of the two countries on the political and geographical map, and the two countries are keen to further activate cooperation mechanisms and strengthen relations, to achieve the aspirations of the leaders of the two countries.

 

The relations between the two countries are distinguished by their depth and strength, as the leaders of the two countries have always exchanged visits between them. The year 1437 AH witnessed a meeting between the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – may God bless him – and His Excellency President Beji Caid Essebsi, President of the Republic of Tunisia, during the visit that he made by His Excellency to Riyadh.

 

In media statements, he praised the fraternal relations between the two brotherly countries, describing them as historical and based on mutual respect and continuous consultation.

 

His Excellency said, “Tunisia’s relations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia date back to King Abdul Aziz – may God have mercy on him – and the visit of the late President Habib Bourguiba to the Kingdom.” which had a profound impact on the future of Tunisia.

 

The following years also witnessed several meetings between the two leaders on the sidelines of the Arab and Islamic summits, including the meeting that brought them together in the year 1438 AH on the sidelines of the summit held in the Dead Sea region, during which talks were exchanged on fraternal relations and areas of cooperation between the two brotherly countries.

 

His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense – may God protect him – visited the Republic of Tunisia on November 27, 2018.

 

His Highness was received at the presidential airport in the capital, Tunis, by His Excellency President Beji Caid Essebsi, President of the Republic of Tunisia, and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, held a bilateral meeting with His Excellency President Beji Caid Essebsi, President of the Republic of Tunisia. This took place at the Carthage Presidential Palace in the capital, Tunis, in the presence of the delegations of the two countries.

 

His Highness the Crown Prince conveyed the greetings of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, to the Tunisian President, while His Excellency conveyed his greetings to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.

 

 

His Highness the Crown Prince and the Tunisian President held an expanded meeting in the presence of the delegations of the two countries, during which they reviewed the Saudi-Tunisian cooperation relations, in various fields, and the promising opportunities for their development, in addition to discussing the developments of regional and international events, and the efforts made in this regard.

 

The Tunisian President granted the highest rank of the Medal of the Republic to His Highness the Crown Prince, in appreciation of His Highness’s efforts in supporting and strengthening Saudi-Tunisian relations.

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