US calls new Tunisia government ‘welcome step’

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Washington (AFP) – The United States on Tuesday praised the appointment of a new Tunisian government as a positive step and encouraged further action three months after a presidential power grab. “The new government, which includes 10 female ministers, is a welcome step forwards towards addressing the significant economic, health and social challenges facing the country,” State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters. “We look forward to further announcements to establish a broadly inclusive process for a rapid return to constitutional order,” he said. Najla Bouden was named Monday as th…

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