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You have supposed Mr Meagles and his family to strain every nerve, I think you said--'
But it's my mandate to ensure that forests are protected and personally, I will strain every nerve to see that inviolate areas are shielded," she said.
The authorities will strain every nerve to meet the Tunisian expatriate community's aspirations," he also insisted.