Hamid Ansari Arrives In Tunisia On Second Leg Of His 2-Nation Trip

Tunis, Tunisia: Vice President Hamid Ansari today arrived in Tunisia from Morocco on the second leg of his two- nation trip during which he will hold talks with the country’s top leadership on a range of issues of mutual interest.

Mr Ansari, accompanied by his wife Salma, was received at the airport by Prime Minister Habib Essidi.

Later today, Mr Ansari will hold one-on-one talks with Mr Essidi which will be followed by delegation-level talks on a wide range of issues of mutual interest.

The Vice President will then visit Zaitouna Mosque, Bardo Museum and the House of Representatives.

Zaitouna Mosque is the oldest one in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, and covers an area of 5,000 square metres. It has 160 authentic columns brought originally from the ruins of the old city of Carthage.

Mr Ansari will meet President Beji Caid Essebsi tomorrow and deliver a keynote address at Dar Al Dhiyafa.

Earlier in Morocco’s imperial city and a popular tourist destination Marrakech, Mr Ansari was seen off by Governor M Mohamed Moufakir at the end of his three-day visit to the country during which India finalised five MoUs for improving bilateral cooperation in different areas.

In Rabat, Mr Ansari met Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane and others including the Speakers of the two houses.

The Vice President and the Prime Minister also launched the India-Morocco Chamber of Commerce and Industry.