UN chief calls for 'rule of law' in Tunisia
ABU DHABI Jan 17 (Reuters) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon called on Monday for the establishment of rule of law in Tunisia and expressed concern over deaths in the North African country, which ousted its president last Friday after a month of street protests.
"We're concerned about the loss of lives and the continuing violence in Tunisia," the U.N chief said, speaking at a news conference in Abu Dhabi.
Asked if he thought the situation in Tunisia would spread to other countries in the Middle East, he said he was not in a position to comment on the implications, but added, "The Tunisia situation highlights the need for governments to address the needs of people." (Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; writing by Erika Solomon)
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