01 May 2012 1:39 pm | | 0


Share     Share       Share     Share  

Today, President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas and the Tunisian Minister of State Property Slim Ben Hamidane laid the foundation stone for the construction of an anticipated Palestinian embassy and ambassador’s residence in Tunisia.

Abbas arrived on Saturday for a four-day diplomatic visit, during which he has met with a number of high-ranking government officials including Minister of Foreign Affairs Rafik Abdessalem, Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali, Speaker of the Constituent Assembly Mustapha Ben Jaafar, and President Moncef Marzouki. Upon receiving the Palestinian president on Saturday, Marzouki announced that the Tunisian government would provide a plot of land for the construction of the new complex.

“This act is a symbolic expression of the place of Palestine in the heart of Tunisia,” said minister Ben Hamidane in a statement to TAP.

Additionally, Abbas announced plans for the construction of a provisional Tunisian embassy in Ramallah, expressing faith that one day a permanent embassy would be erected in Jerusalem.

Source: TAP

Share     Share       Share     Share  

  From the same category

            

Low Turnout and Mixed Feelings for Algerians Voting in Tunisia

Update: Libyan Kidnappers Demand Militants’ Release

UGTT Union Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Tunisia Returns Stolen Ancient Artifact to Algeria

            

Switzerland to Return $40 Million in Ben Ali Assets to Tunisia

Q & A: Issandr El Amrani on Tunisia’s Place in North Africa

Libya Border Crossing Reopens After Protests

U.S. to Provide Tunisia with $500 Million in Loan Guarantees

            

Prime Minister Jomaa Talks Economy, Security During U.S. Trip

Strikes, Protests Paralyze Tunisia-Libya Border Town

Israelis Excluded from Tunisia’s Push for Tourists

U.S. State Department Lifts Tunisia Travel Warning


Leave Feedback


  Follow us

Connect on YouTube Connect on Google+ Connect to itunes Subscribe via RSS Feed



  Latest Videos


Play Video

Motocross Racers in the Forests of Bizerte, Tunisia

Bizerte, the northernmost city in Africa, hosted the fourth round of the...

Play Video

Endangered Whale Brought Ashore in Tunis Suburb

Onlookers in the popular tourist spot of Sidi Bou Said, near Tunis,...

Play Video

'Kima Enti:' Mixing Tunisian Traditions With Modern Design

"Kima Enti" is a hand-made art and design project launched by independent...

Play Video

One-Year Anniversary of Chokri Belaid's Death

On February 6, 2014, family and supporters of slain Tunisian politician Chokri...

Play Video

Klay BBJ explains his arrest

Tunisia Live's Nissaf Slama interviews rapper Klay BBJ on his music, arrest,...



Tabbed Structure - Regular
UGTT Union Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize...
(1561 Views)
Unemployed Tunisians Risk Their Lives to Build Future...
(1329 Views)
Switzerland to Return $40 Million in Ben Ali...
(1202 Views)
Tunisia Returns Stolen Ancient Artifact to Algeria...
(1202 Views)
Pollution Ravages Old Port of Tunis...
(985 Views)
NCA Approves Judicial Body, Looks Ahead to Electoral...
(981 Views)
Motocross Racers in the Forests of Bizerte...
(943 Views)
Ben Ali Officials To Be Released in Revolution...
(873 Views)
Members ‘Freeze’ NCA Participation Over Reduced Sentences for...
(845 Views)
 
Low Turnout and Mixed Feelings for Algerians Voting in Tunisia...
Update: Libyan Kidnappers Demand Militants’ Release...
New Areas Around Chaambi Declared Military Zones...
Pollution Ravages Old Port of Tunis...
NCA Approves Judicial Body, Looks Ahead to Electoral Law...
Motocross Racers in the Forests of Bizerte...
Unemployed Tunisians Risk Their Lives to Build Future in Europe...
Members ‘Freeze’ NCA Participation Over Reduced Sentences for Ben Ali Officials...
Ben Ali Officials To Be Released in Revolution Killings Case...