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President Ben Ali receives South African defence minister

Posted by African Press International on July 18, 2008

CARTHAGE, July 16, 2008 (TAP) – Co-operation relations between Tunisia and the Republic of South Africa were the focus of the audience President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali granted, on Wednesday morning, to South African defence minister Mosinoa Gerard Patrick Lekota, who said he had extended to the Head of State the regards of President Thabo Mbeki and the friendship feelings of South Africa’s people and government.

He said that the talk had provided the opportunity to inform the President of the Republic of the military co- operation between the two countries and prospects for its development in the forthcoming stage, voicing satisfaction at the level reached by this co-operation.

He also expressed his country’s consideration and gratitude to Tunisia for the important role accomplished by the Tunisian doctors during their mission in South-Africa.

The audience was attended by national defence minister and South Africa’s ambassador in Tunis.

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