Sarkozy: Dialogue only solution to Tunisian crisis

Reuters, Friday 14 Jan 2011

French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Friday only dialogue would bring about lasting and democratic change to Tunisia.

"Only dialogue can bring a democratic and lasting solution to the current crisis," Sarkozy said in a statement.

He said that France stood side by side with the Tunisians in this "decisive period" and that it recognised the constitutional transition.

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