Sarkozy backs minister in Tunisia scandal: ministers

16th February 2011, Comments 0 comments

French President Nicolas Sarkozy expressed support for his foreign minister as she faced fresh calls to resign over her conduct in Tunisia during its revolution, ministers told AFP on Wednesday.

Sarkozy presented a written "message of support" to Michele Alliot-Marie at a cabinet meeting, after revelations of her family business interests in Tunisia and contact with its deposed dictator, two ministers at the meeting said.

© 2011 AFP

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