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Tunisia voices confidence in Egypt's ability to pass this important milestone of its history

Published the:  11/02/2011

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February 11, 2011 - TAP - Following Friday's February 11, 2011 developments in Egypt, notably the announcement of President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak's handing of power, the interim government voiced on behalf of the Tunisian people, heroes of the Freedom and Dignity Revolution, consideration to the brotherly Egyptian people for their militancy, as well as the sacrifices of their martyrs among youths.
It also paid a particularly ringing tribute to the Egyptian Army for its high patriotic sense and the pivotal part it played in protecting Egypt and its children, at this critical period the country went through.
In a statement made public on Friday evening, a copy of which was received by Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP) news agency, the Foreign Ministry expressed "total satisfaction at the announcement of Mohamed Hosni Mubarak's stepping down from the presidency of the Egyptian Republic and of the power transfer to the Higher Council of the Egyptian Armed Forces".
In this statement, the interim government voiced confidence "in Egypt's ability, thanks to its children's competence and patriotism, to pass with assuredness and aptitude this important milestone of its history, regain its strengths and restore its prestige on the regional and international scenes".

The Tunisian government also voiced "confidence that this great accomplishment is to strengthen the Tunisian-Egyptian relations, bolster the longstanding co-operation binding the Tunisian and Egyptian peoples, and undoubtedly contribute to the triumph and support of the Arab causes".