Saudi Arabia, Tunisia discuss regional and bilateral issues
Saudi Arabia-Tunisia, Politics, 5/3/1999
Saudi Arabia and Tunisia have expressed in a joint statement their concern over the stalemate in the Middle East peace process and held Israeli responsible for the stalemate.
In the statement, released in conclusion of the official visit held by Saudi Defence Minister Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz to Tunisia, the two states attributed the stumbled Middle East peace process to "Israel's intransigence and its denunciation of its obligations and the signed international agreements."
The two countries called upon the Middle East peace process cosponsors the (US and Russia) as well as the European Union and the International community to intensify their efforts in order to reactivate ate the Middle East peace march so as the Palestinian people will be able to restore back their legitimate rights and Israel to withdrawal from all occupied Arab territories including the occupied Syrian Golan heights and south Lebanon.
Concerning Iraq, the two countries asserted " the need to implement all UN Security council resolutions and to honor the international legitimacy so as to lift the sufferings of the Iraqi people."
The two sides expressed their Joint satisfaction over their common identical views towards Arab and international issues of mutual concern discussed during the visit of the Saudi minister.
Concerning Kosovo, the two countries condemned the Policy of " ethnic cleansing, expulsion and the use of force used by the Serbian government." They stressed the need to reach a solution which will "halt the Serbian aggression and help the immigrants from returning back home'.
Concerning bilateral relations, the two sides expressed satisfaction over the results of the visit held by Prince Sultan, a visit which constituted the "qualitative turning point" in the remarkable relations between the two states. Saudi Arabia and Tunisia expressed their determination to strengthen and expand bilateral cooperation so as to cover the areas of the economy, trading, culture and investment." They also discussed means of backing Tunisian- Saudi military cooperation especially in the field of exchanging training and expertise.
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