Tunisia extends invitation to Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin for State visit

Tunisia’s top diplomat has announced the North African country has sent an invitation to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to pay State visit as Tunis brands relations with Moscow “perfect”.

Nabil Ammar held Thursday December 21 meetings with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov who arrived in the country Wednesday for a two-day visit from Morocco where he attended the meeting of the Russian-Arab Cooperation Forum in Marrakech.

Ammar in an interview with Russia’s State-owned domestic news agency RIA Novosti on Wednesday but aired Thursday said Tunisia has sent an invitation to Putin to visit the North African country.

“We’d be delighted if he accepted our invitation,” he added. Tunisia’s President Kais Saied is also keen to visit Moscow, Ammar also said. The Tunisian top diplomat called Russia “a very important partner” for Tunisia. He also argued that the North African country does not want to develop its relations with some partners at the expense of others, but with all of them. “Russia has never made friends with anyone against anyone”, Lavrov also insisted.

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