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Published on February 10, 2015
Statement by M. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Paris, February 5, 2015

I extend my warmest congratulations to Mr Habib Essid and his government team, who today gained the confidence of the Tunisian people’s Assembly of Representatives.

I wish Mr Habib Essid’s government every success, at a time when Tunisia’s second republic has important challenges to take up in order to fulfil people’s economic and social expectations and stamp out the risk of terrorism which confronts us all.
France is at the Tunisian authorities’ disposal to strengthen the bilateral partnership and further deepen the ties uniting our two countries and peoples.

Finally, I pay tribute to the outstanding efforts of Mr Mehdi Jomaa’s outgoing government, which has ensured the success of a historic election process./.

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