President Rouhani congratulates new Tunisian president

SHAFAQNA – President Hassan Rouhani warmly congratulates Mr Beji Caid Essebsi on being elected president.

“I hope that we can witness expansion of friendly ties between the two countries,” he said in his message.

Rouhani expressed hope that the relations between Iran and Tunisia would become closer.

Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi has pledged to work towards national reconciliation after winning the country’s election.

After taking his oath of office, he told parliament he would be “the president of all Tunisians”.

The 88-year-old secured victory late December over incumbent Moncef Marzouki.

Essebsi was speaker of parliament under President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, who was ousted in 2011 in the first “Arab Spring” uprising.

President Rouhani also prayed for health and success of the president as well as dignity and prosperity of the nation of the Tunisia.


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