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Ban Ki-moon: U.N. ready to help Tunisia achieve genuine participatory democracy

Published the:  22/03/2011

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March 22, 2011  -TAP - The United Nations and the International community are ready to help the Tunisian people achieve "a genuine participatory democracy", visiting United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, on Tuesday March 22, 2011, in Tunis.
"The UN is ready to help the Tunisian people achieve a genuine participatory democracy, particularly in the area of electoral process and constitution drafting and helping the Government restore the rule of law, promote human rights and gender equality," he underlined at a news briefing held at the Government Palace in Kasbah.
"The basic purpose of my visit to Tunisia is to express my solidarity and admiration to the Tunisian people for having achieved this peaceful Revolution for democracy," said the UN Secretary-General.
"A revolution that came from the street, from common people, young people men and women," he added.
"I am here to listen to and share the aspirations and challenges of Tunisian," he said, describing as "constructive" the talks he had held on Tuesday with the Interim President, the Caretaker Prime Minister, the Foreign Affairs Minister and representatives of political parties and the civil society.
The U.N. Secretary-General had arrived, on Monday evening, in Tunis coming from Cairo.