Tunis, Tunisia - Several African leaders arrived here Thursday to attend Friday's festivities marking the adoption of Tunisia's new constitution, PANA reports from the Tunisian capital.
On his arrival at the Carthage International Airport, where he was welcomed by his Tunisian counterpart, Moncef Marzouki, President Macky Sall of Senegal, expressed his delight to share with Tunisians the great moments marking their Second Republic Constitution and to take this opportunity to strengthen the historical ties between the two friendly peoples.
“We came to Tunisia to share this historic moment of its transition process,” Gabonese President, Ali Bongo Ondimba, said.
Mali’s Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Guinea‘s Alpha Condé and Chad’s Idriss Deby Itno were also welcomed on arrival by the Tunisian caretaker president.
According to a source from the Tunisian Presidency, Mauritania’s Ouled Mohamed Abdel Aziz, France’s Francois Hollande, Lebanon’s Michel Sleiman, the Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal, Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco, Prince Felipe, heir to the throne of Spain, Emir Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al -Ahmad Al-Sabah, President of the Council of Ministers of Kuwait, Sheikh Jassem and Ben Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the representative of the State of Qatar, are expected in Tunisia.
The US will be represented by William Roebuck, Assistant Secretary of State for Maghreb Affairs, while Portugal will be represented by former President Jorge Sampaio.
Many presidents of Arab and European parliaments and senior representatives from regional and international organizations were due to attend the festivities.