Egypt’s foreign minister said on Tuesday his country’s full support for Tunisian President Kais Saied, who recently granted himself full power in the country. The Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs was in Tunis for an official visit.
While the Tunisian head of state has taken executive power in hand since July 25, several voices have been heard to criticize this decision which would harm democracy, even if in Tunisia, the people are satisfied.
Tuesday, Egypt wanted to support the move of the Tunisian president and announced its “full support” during an official visit to Tunis by the head of Egyptian diplomacy.
“We affirm the full support of the Arab Republic of Egypt for the stability and the fulfillment of the will of the Tunisian people,” said Sameh Choukri, after his meeting with President Kais Saied.
Tunisia is living “a historic moment, undertaken by a person who attaches the highest importance to the values of democracy, the Constitution and institutions”, said the head of Egyptian diplomacy.
The relationship between the two countries is in good shape, since the Tunisian president had already paid an official visit to his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the end of 2020.
In Tunisia, despite the support of the people for the president, the latter had to face criticism who reproached him for not having respected the Constitution while he himself is a career constitutionalist who was elected for this counter power. he represented, far from corruption and abuse of power.
On Saturday, the United States urged this Maghreb country to quickly resume “the path of democracy”, advice that the European Union also formulated to Tunisia.
Nine days after the coup by Mr Saied, who invoked the Constitution to seize all executive power and suspend Parliament. The country is still waiting for a new government.