EU countries agree to freeze assets of former Tunisian president

12:04, February 02, 2011      

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European countries have agreed on Monday to freeze the assets of the ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his wife, following an official request by the Tunisian authorities, reported the official press agency TAP.

The decision was taken during a meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers in Brussels on Monday.The names of tens of members of Ben Ali's family might be added to the list, it adds.

In a related event, the European Union also pledged to help Tunisia hold free elections as well as resuming negotiations on Tunisia's advanced EU status.

Source: Xinhua
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