Tunisian president Essebsi on two-day visit to France

The Tunisian head of state was in Paris for the first time since his election in December, signifying an improvement in strained bilateral relations.

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French President François Hollande pledged to build constructive ties with Tunisia on Tuesday as his counterpart Beji Caid Essebsi launched a two-day official visit to Paris, three weeks after a jihadist gunman killed 22 people at Tunis’s Bardo Museum, reports Radio France Internationale (RFI).