Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Saudi Arabian monarch Salman bin Abdelaziz Al Saud will pay a state visit to Tunisia on 28-29 March at the invitation of President Beji Caid Essebsi, a statement from the Tunisian presidency said here Wednesday.
The Saudi king will be accompanied by a large delegation including princes, ministers and senior officials of the kingdom.
According to the statement, this visit “is part of the strengthening of the excellent historical relations between Tunisia and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the will of the two countries to promote and consolidate them further for the good of both peoples”.
Tunisian-Saudi relations have been greatly boosted since the state visit by President Caid Essebsi to Riyadh in December 2015.
This was followed by intensified exchanges of visits between senior officials of the two countries, and most recently the visit to Tunisia of Crown Prince Mohamed Ben Salmane in November 2018.
At the end of his visit, which will be crowned by the signing of several cooperation agreements.
According to media sources, King Salman will attend the Arab summit to be held in Tunis on Sunday.
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