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Egypt's Sisi checks on Tunisian President Said on back of poison letter incident

Tunisia's president expresses his appreciation for the sincere wishes of El-Sisi

Ahram Online , Saturday 30 Jan 2021
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi
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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi phoned Tunisia's President Kais Said on Saturday to check on his health on the back of the poison letter mailed to the Tunisian presidency lately, Egyptian Presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said.
 
President Said expressed his appreciation for the wholehearted wishes of the Egyptian President, stressing the "deep” and “extended” relations that unite both Egyptian and Tunisian people.
 
On Wednesday, sources told Reuters that the office of Tunisia’s president received a letter containing suspicious powder substance but President Kais did not open the letter.
 
The Tunisian authorities have been investigating the matter, the sources added.
 
Some local websites reported that lethal toxin ricin had been found in the envelope, and that it had been addressed to the presidency at the Carthage Palace, according to Reuters.
 
During Saturday's call, El-Sisi and Said also agreed to continue the intensive consultations and coordination on various Arab and regional issues during the upcoming period, Rady added. 
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