17 Mar '11, 1am

Clinton in Tunisia to back democracy transition

Clinton in Tunisia to back democracy transition

TUNIS: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Tunisia Wednesday to throw US support behind the country's transition to democracy, two months after the overthrow of its president. Clinton, the most senior US official to visit Tunisia since mass protests erupted here in December and spawned similar movements across the Arab world, will meet with interim President Foued Mebazaa on Thursday. The chief US diplomat, who made no statements to reporters on the flight from Cairo to Tunis, will also meet with Foreign Minister Mouldi Kefi and interim Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi. And her visit will also take in meetings with young people who took part in the mass protests; and relief officials who have helped the more than 100,000 foreign workers and others who have fled fighting in neighbouring Libya. But dozens of Tunisians marched in Tunis under tight security Wednesday...

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