Health of hospitalised Tunisian president begins to improve: adviser


Health of hospitalised Tunisian president begins to improve: adviser

FILE PHOTO: Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi holds a news conference at the Carthage Palace in Tunis, Tunisia, October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi/File Photo

TUNIS (Reuters) – The condition of 92-year-old Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi has begun to improve, a presidential adviser told Reuters on Thursday, hours after his office said he was hospitalised for a “severe health crisis” .

An aide to Essebsi, a major player in the North African country’s transition to democracy since 2011, had said earlier that he was in a “very critical” condition.

Reporting by Tarek Amara; Editing by Mark Heinrich

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