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Saudi Arabia hosts ousted Tunisian President

01-15-2011 13:12 BJT

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Saudi Arabia has officially announced that it is hosting ousted Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his family.

A palace statement confirmed that Ben Ali arrived in the kingdom early on Saturday, after a dramatic end to his 23 years in power.

The statement said Ben Ali and his family were being welcomed out of concern for the Tunisian people, and in support of the security and stability of the country.

Sources say Ben Ali's original destination had been France. But French government sources say President Nicolas Sarkozy refused to give him permission to enter the country.

 

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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