FILE PHOTO: Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi attends a summit between Arab league and European Union member states, in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, February 24, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
TUNIS - 27 July 2019: Interim Tunisian President Mohamed Ennaceur said that late president Beji Caid Essebsi was responsible for “consolidating the values of freedom”, Al Arabiya reported Saturday.
“[He] succeeded in securing the democratic transition and stability of the country,” Ennaceur said during a speech at the funeral service of the late Tunisian leader, adding that he “was keen on the success of the choice of democracy and national consensus.”
“Beji Caid Essebsi was the architect of national reconciliation,” he said. “We will continue on the path of Essebsi in building a democratic national state.”
“The loss of Essebsi is a loss to the homeland,” Ennaceur added.