Essebsi: Saudi founding King Abdulaziz contributed to Tunisia’s current policies

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Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi told Al Arabiya News Channel in the presence of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that the relations between the two countries are historical.

In an exclusive interview with Al Arabiya, Essebsi explained that the founding king advised the late Tunisian President Habib Bourguiba to adopt the politics of stages, which is the policy currently pursued by Tunisia at present.

In his remarks, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reiterated the strong and long relations between Saudi Arabia and Tunisia.

"The Tunisian people have a special place among the Saudi people and the two countries are always working to improve relations for the benefit of the two nations," Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told Al Arabiya before departing Tunis on Tuesday.

The Saudi Crown Prince arrived in Tunis on Tuesday evening for several hours in which he held a bilateral meeting with Tunisia’s president and then left for the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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