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Beji Caïd Essebsi receives Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter

Published the:  14/04/2017

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(TAP) - President Beji Caïd Essebsi received, on Friday at Carthage Palace, Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter, Ndileka Mandela, who is taking part as guest of honor at the Africa Joy in Douz, in the south of Tunisia.

Ndileka Mandela commended "the democratic transition process in Tunisia and the adoption of consensus to overcome the difficulties and move towards the realisation of peoples’ aspirations to freedom, democracy and justice," according to a Presidency press release.

She underscored the historical relationship between Nelson Mandela and Tunisia, insisting on the need to draw inspiration from the values of great African figures for the realisation of freedom and development for the African peoples.

For his part, the Head of State emphasised the historical relations uniting Tunisia and South Africa, recalling leader Habib Bourguiba’s support to Nelson Mandela in his fight against apartheid