AU hails maturity of Tunisian people

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Though the revolution that swept long-time Tunisian leader Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali out of power is not on the agenda of the ongoing African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the organization has hailed the ''political maturity'' of Tunisians in the expression of their aspirations for freedom, democracy and justice.

"The AU through its Peace and Security Council was the first international organization to hold (15 January) a working meeting on Tunisia. At the end of the working session, the Council issued a statement on the situation in the country, " AU Commission President's spokesman, Noureddine Mezni, told PANA Monday in Addis Ababa.

He said the pan-African organization has confidence in the recent policy measures implemented as part of a national consensus to stabilize the situation in the country.

"The Commission is also confident in the measures taken to open up the political debate which, along with other measures, will enable the people of Tunisia to win the democratic challenge and emerge from this crisis as a stronger and more prosperous nation," Mezni said.

A ministerial delegation from Tunisia is attending the AU Summit.
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31 january 2011 12:55:46




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