Clinton speaks highly of Tunisian revolution.
expressed Thursday her "great admiration" of the Tunisian revolution which she
regarded as a "historic incident" and an exemplar.
"It is hoped that such revolution will achieve its prescribed goals,
particularly under the reforms engineered by Tunisians at all levels," the
Tunis Afrique Presse News Agency quoted Clinton as saying in a statement
following her meeting with interim President Fouad Mebazaa.
The US top diplomat also asserted, within the same context, that her
country is ready to offer support to Tunisia at such critical juncture in
order to make its transitional trajectory a success, and achieve the
aspirations of its people toward a better future.
Clinton also stressed "US keenness," on boosting bilateral cooperation in
the economic domain along with promoting investments in the Tunisian
Meanwhile, Mebazaa highlighted during the meeting the big strides made by
his country following the 14th of January Revolution on the path of democracy
as well as the efforts made to lay the foundations of a state based on law,
institutions, human rights and basic freedoms out a keenness for fulfiling the
Mebazaa added that achieving fair development all over the country,
particularly the underprivileged areas, is one of the priorities of the coming
phase, in addition to creating job opportunities, and improving
citizens'standards of living, according to state-owned Tunis Afrique Presse
The talks also stressed the solid historic ties binding the two countries,
and mulling ways of furthering bilateral cooperation and partnership, along
with diversifying their domains for the benefit of common interests.
It is scheduled for Clinton to hold a meeting as well with caretaker Prime
Minister Beji Caid Essebsi, and its Tunisian counterpart Mohammad Mouldi Kefi,
in addition to a host of Tunisian officials. (pickup previous)
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