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Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the presidential elections in Tunisia

24.11.2014

Speaking on the fringes of the nuclear negotiations with Iran in Vienna, Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement on 24 November on last Sunday’s presidential elections in Tunisia:

I welcome the fact that the Tunisian people are continuing with such courage along the path towards democratic transformation. After holding parliamentary elections and democratically drawing up a new constitution, Tunisia is now completing a crucial phase of this transition process by electing a new president.

Germany has supported Tunisia on this path since the outset and we will continue to be a reliable partner for the steps to come.

Tunisia is a sign of hope for many in the region that democracy, pluralism and the peaceful coexistence of competing political movements in the Arab world are possible.

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