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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



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)



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