Turkish FM in Tunis for talks

TUNIS - Turkey`s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu arrived in Tunisia in the early hours of Tuesday for talks on regional developments and bilateral cooperation.

Davutoglu was welcomed at Carthage airport in Tunis by his Tunisian counterpart Monji Hamdi and Turkish ambassador Omer Gucuk.

A Monday statement by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the minister would hold talks with several Tunisian officials on bilateral relations and regional issues of mutual concern.

On Friday, Tunisia held official celebrations to mark the endorsement of its new national charter. The event was attended by President Moncef Marzouki and a host of foreign heads of state and high-profile diplomats. Turkish Parliamentary Speaker Cemil Cicek attended.

The new charter, approved on January 27, has been described by Tunisian officials as the Arab world`s "first democratic constitution."

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