Ben Ali calls for Arab-African summit

Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has called for an Arab-African summit to examine co-operation between the two regions, officials said in Tunis Wednesday.
In a speech delivered on his behalf at the 3rd African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa by Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi, the Tunisian leader said "Tunisia attaches a great importance to Arab-African co-operation given the strong historical, civilisation and political ties and the mutual interests in all fields uniting these two regions.
" "We are convinced that it is time to think of advancing these objective through the convening of an Arab-African summit," Ali added.

07 july 2004 21:44:00




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