Tunisia foreign minister steps down:official media
Move comes after he became embroiled in a row over compliments he paid to his French opposite number
February 13, 2011 4:12 by Reuters
Tunisian Foreign Minister Ahmed Ounaiss has resigned, the state news agency said on Sunday, a week after he became embroiled in a row over compliments he paid to his French opposite number.
Many Tunisians were angered when Ounaiss said he had always dreamed of meeting French Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie, who is being accused by opponents in France of being too close to Tunisia’s ousted administration.
(Reporting by Tarek Amara; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Jon Hemming)