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Grandiose national funeral to pay tribute to memory of President Caïd Essebsi (Chahed)

Published the:  25/07/2019

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(TAP)- Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said Thursday in a statement to media that a "grand national funeral" will be held to pay tribute to the memory of President Beji Caïd Essebsi.

This statement comes at the end of a meeting held in Bardo with interim President Mohamed Ennaceur, and the Ministers of National Defence, Justice and Foreign Affairs.

Chahed said several heads of state will attend the national funeral because of President Caïd Essebsi's high profile in many countries, particularly in Europe and the Arab Gulf.

Tunisia expects a high participation of foreign delegations at the funeral, he added.

He also noted that Tunisia has given the whole world a positive image and an exemplary model of peaceful alternation in power, calling on the Tunisian people to show solidarity and overcome their differences in these circumstances.