Leader Urges Plans for Iran’s Practical Cooperation with Tunisia

Leader Urges Plans for Iran’s Practical Cooperation with Tunisia

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei emphasized the need to turn the current solidarity between Iran and Tunisia into practical cooperation.

In remarks at a meeting with the president of Tunisia and his accompanying delegation, held in Tehran on Wednesday, Ayatollah Khamenei expressed gratitude for the brotherly and sincere expression of sympathy from Kais Saied regarding the passing away of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in a recent helicopter crash.

“The loss of the President and a number of officials, along with their entourage is significant. However, throughout the period of the Islamic Republic, we have always witnessed that through the patience and perseverance of the people, bitter incidents become opportunities for progress and movements, due to divine wisdom."

The Leader also expressed his pleasure with the renewed formation of relations between Iran and Tunisia due to the visit of the president of this country. “The presence of a respected scholar and academic like Mr. Kais Saied at the helm of Tunisia presents an opportunity for the country to showcase a new and positive image of itself after years of authoritarian rule and disconnection with the Islamic world,” he remarked.

Referring to the movement of the Tunisian people a few years ago that laid the groundwork for a major movement in North Africa, Ayatollah Khamenei noted, “The Tunisian people have a great deal of potential for progress and advancement. We hope that with the wisdom of President Kais Saied, the necessary unity between different factions in Tunisia will be established, paving the way for further progress.”

The Leader then referred to the anti-Zionist stances of the Tunisian president, adding, “Such stances should be developed in the Arab world because unfortunately, these issues are not given enough attention there. We believe that the only way to succeed is through perseverance and steadfastness.”

Ayatollah Khamenei also highlighted the positive potential for expanding relations between Iran and Tunisia. He acknowledged the previous government's dedication to work, energy, and communication under the late president and expressed confidence that Dr. Mokhber, with his current authority, will further enhance these relationships.

He expressed hope that the current cooperation and understanding between the two countries would turn into field collaborations, Khamenei.ir reported.

The president of Tunisia, for his part, expressed heartfelt condolences on behalf of the government and people of Tunisia for the recent tragic incident. “Our last meeting with the late President of Iran took place not long ago in Algeria, where we agreed that I would visit Tehran, but I never imagined that I would come to Tehran to offer my condolences for his passing,” he stated.

Saied highlighted the shared desire for both countries to enhance relations across all sectors, expressing hope that pursuing the agreements would promote practical cooperation between the two nations.

He also commented on the regional situation and the massacre of the people of Gaza at the hands of the Zionist regime. “The Islamic world must exit its current passive position and, with unity, seek to ensure the rights of the Palestinian people in all Palestinian territories and the establishment of an independent state with its capital in Holy Quds,” he emphasized.

“Today, the global humanitarian community has surpassed the international community, and people from all around the world have united and come to the field in solidarity against the oppression and crimes taking place in Gaza,” the Tunisian president stated.

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