TUNIS, Feb. 12 (Xinhuanet) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on
Saturday praised Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco for their role in combating
terrorism and hoped to strengthen the cooperation with the three nations in this
Speaking to reporters after concluding visit to Tunisia, Rumsfeld said
Tunisia has played an important role in fighting terrorism not only at home but
also in the Middle East.
The United States hopes to further strengthen the constructive cooperation
with Tunisia in the military and diplomatic sectors, Rumsfeld said.
Rumsfeld arrived in Tunisia on Saturday for a visit. Tunisia is the first leg of
Rumsfeld's three-day North African tour which will also take him to Algeria and
Morocco, In Algeria and Morocco, he is expected to discuss anti-terror
cooperation with the leaders of the two countries.
This is Rumsfeld's first visit to the three nations since he became U.S.
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