Tunisian president visits grave of Egypt’s Abdel Nasser, lauds his ‘rememberable stances’

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Sat, 10 Apr 2021 - 09:15 GMT

Tunisian President Kais Saied visits the grave of former President Gamal Abdel Nasser – press photo

Tunisian President Kais Saied visits the grave of former President Gamal Abdel Nasser – press photo

CAIRO – 10 April 2021: Tunisian President Kais Saied visited the grave of former President Gamal Abdel Nasser on Saturday, praising the country’s second president’s “pure soul” and “rememberable stances”.

Saied has started a three-day official visit to Egypt starting Friday, his first to the country as president. He held talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on Saturday.

“Today, I stood before the grave of the leader, Gamal Abdel Nasser, mourning his pure soul and remembering his stances and virtues,” Saied said in a message he wrote in the visiting book of the grave.

“We were following his speeches in Tunisia. His many stances are still rememberable until this day and present in the minds of many people,” Saied said.

“May God have his extended mercy upon him and make him join the prophets, the steadfast affirmers of truth and the martyrs [in heaven] and excellent are those as companions,” Saied added.

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Saied, 63, was only 12 years old when Abdel Nasser died in 1970. Taking post in 2019, Saied is the seventh president of Tunisia.

In a conference between Saied and Sisi after their talks today, they announced 2021 as the Egyptian-Tunisian year of culture to reflect common history.

They both agreed on “countering all terrorist organizations without exceptions, undermining their abilities to recruit new elements, and drying up the sources of their funding.”

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