EP/Tunisia joint press conference by Martin SCHULZ, EP President and Moncef MARZOUKI, President of the Tunisian Republic:

Type: News   Reference: 91620   Duration: 00:03:00  Lieu: Strasbourg, France - European Parliament
End production: 06/02/2013   First transmission: 06/02/2013
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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
00:00:00 Title 00:00:10
00:00:10 SOUNDBITE (French): Martin SCHULZ, EP President: (Total view of the Press Speakers tribune) - "The assassination this morning is one that I'm sure that we all condemn, it is a signal that we should consider as very worrying. It is a signal that forces us to remain vigilant and to continue to show solidarity and to be evolved." 00:00:27
00:00:37 SOUNDBITE (French): Moncef MARZOUKI, President of the Tunisian Republic: "I find it both curious and profoundly striking that we were together today in the chamber of the European Parliament when we discuss about the assassination of a left wing politician, so we continue to move forward in this process of democratic transition and some of our opponents clearly want to face it down using guns and weapons but we will refuse to countenance this." 00:00:29
00:01:06 SOUNDBITE (French): Moncef MARZOUKI, President of the Tunisian Republic: "I must say I labour under no illusion, I think we can expect further crisis and further efforts to destabilize our government to take place, but I can assure you that the Tunisian society is strong and resilient enough to face down such attempts to destabilize our society." 00:00:17
00:01:23 SOUNDBITE (French): Moncef MARZOUKI, President of the Tunisian Republic: "Tunisia will emerge successfully from this period of transition. We have a legitimate and well structured Republican army which is willing to defend the country. The forces of opposition which after a very difficult period of starting refound their feet's, to re-establish themselves, but we have seen many efforts to destabilize the system and there will be many more, you can be sure that there will be further attempts, some forces in the Tunisian society want to see this Tunisian model collapse." 00:00:39
00:02:02 SOUNDBITE (French): Moncef MARZOUKI, President of the Tunisian Republic: "I think this horrible assassination in this particular case is trying to hit the 'secular' Muslims against the 'Islamic' Muslims, I think this is another way trying to turn people against each other and to turn the country into chaos. I will once again speak to the Tunisian people and ask them to keep calm and not to give in to these provocations; that is the role of the Security services to carry out their job, it is the role of all political parties to condemn this assassination. We have to call to on all Tunisian's people to put all forces together so that such crime do not take place again." 00:00:55
00:02:57 Speakers tribune of the joint press conference by Martin SCHULZ, EP President and Moncef MARZOUKI, President of the Tunisian Republic, (1 shot) 00:00:03
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