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Death of Caïd Essebsi: Arab presidents and leaders express their condolences to Tunisia

Published the:  25/07/2019

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(TAP)- Presidents and leaders of Arab countries sent messages of condolences to the Tunisian government and people on Thursday following the death of President Béji Caïd Essebsi.

They commended Beji Caïd Essebsi's "wise and thoughtful" positions on the various Arab and regional causes.

Egyptian President Abdelfattah al-Sissi highlighted President Caïd Essebsi's historic contribution to Tunisia's progress and stability.

Al-Sissi expressed his sincere condolences to the family of President Caïd Essebsi and to the brotherly Tunisian people, said the spokesman for the Presidency of the Egyptian Republic.

For its part, the Algerian news agency (APS) reported that Algerian President Abdelkader Bensalah sent a message of condolence in which he highlighted Caïd Essebsi's militant record within the Tunisian and Maghreb liberation movement and his efforts in building Tunisia after independence.

"The death of Caïd Essebsi is a loss for Tunisia, Algeria, the Arab Maghreb and the entire Arab nation. He will forever be remembered by Algerians who will not forget his positions in favour of the Algerian revolution," Bensalah said.

For his part, King Mohamed VI of Morocco expressed in a message of condolence to Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Ennaceur "his sincere feelings of compassion following the death of one of Tunisia's Great Men who devoted his life to serving his country loyally and building the modern state".

Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Ben Hamad Al-Thani, expressed his condolences to the Tunisian people on the death of Beji Caïd Essebsi, adding that "his memory will remain alive in the consciousness of the Tunisian people and the Arab peoples".

Iraqi President Ibrahim Salah also offered his condolences to the Tunisian people in these painful circumstances.

For his part, Sheikh and Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmed al-Tayeb, expressed his sincere condolences to the Tunisian people