Renewed energy in Egypt-Tunisia relations

News article, posted 07.14.2012, from Tunisia, in:
Nada Hussein Rashwan
Renewed energy in Egypt-Tunisia relations (Photo: AP)

Egypt and Tunisia will be as "integrated as the European Union" following reinvigorated relations between the two Arab countries, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki said at his first meeting with newly-elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, Friday.

Marzouki stated in a joint news conference that the relationship between Egypt and Tunisia had been "rigid for a long time" but renewed energy now meant greater cooperation benefiting both countries.

"All channels of political communication between Egypt and Tunisia will be open for consultation on matters of concern to the Arab world," Morsi said in response.

Accompanied by a diplomatic delegation, Marzouki opened his two-day visit to Cairo with the Egyptian-Tunisian summit, the first to be hosted by Egypt's newly-elected president since his inauguration.

Top of the meeting’s agenda was the current situation in the Arab Spring countries, as well as the Palestinian cause.

Morsi began by denouncing the bloodshed in Syria but added that "We [Tunisia and Egypt] do not accept military intervention."


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