Iranian VP Stresses Closer Ties with Tunisia

Iranian VP Stresses Closer Ties with Tunisia

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian first vice-president voiced Tehran’s willingness to boost bilateral relations with Tunis during the tenure of the new Tunisian prime minister.

In a Saturday message to Tunisian Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa, Eshaq Jahangiri congratulated Jomaa on his new post, and called for the expansion of brotherly relations between the two Muslim countries.

Earlier on December 14, Tunisia's ruling party and its opponents named former Industry Minister Mehdi Jomaa as prime minister in a caretaker technocrat cabinet to govern until elections next year.

Under a previous accord brokered by the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT), Ennahda had agreed to resign once the sides decided on a caretaker cabinet, finished a new constitution and set a date for elections.

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