List News    News

Prime Minister receives French editorial writer Jean Daniel 

Published the:  11/03/2011

| Share

March 11, 2011 - Interim Prime Minister Béji Caid Essebsi received here on Friday French editorial writer and co-founder of French-language weekly ''Nouvel Observateur'' Jean Daniel.
The latter hailed Tunisia's people for their revolution carried out for freedom and democracy, urging them to preserve this gain so that it might not be "confiscated by others and by themselves".
"I am pleased with this revolution and excited to be in Tunis after this historic event" he declared, adding: "I am a long-standing friend of Tunisia".
The meeting also provided the occasion to exchange views over several issues such as freedom of expression, human rights and women's rights.
Author of several essays on geopolitics and religious issues, Jean Daniel is invited by the International College of Tunis where he will lecture on Saturday on « the Tunisian revolution ».
The college, an institution founded in 1998, aims to contribute to cultural rapprochement and exchanges between the southern shore of the Mediterranean and Europe.