Tunisia - Q&A from the press briefing (24 August 2021)


Q: Tunisian President Kais Saied has extended until further notice the freezing of Parliament. Is France worried about this new development?

A: France is continuing to closely monitor the political situation in Tunisia. It has taken note of the decision by President Kais Saied to extend the state of emergency declared on July 25.

France hopes that Tunisia will be able to address the economic, social and health challenges facing the country as swiftly as possible.

France stands alongside Tunisia in addressing these challenges; they call for urgent measures which President Saied has pledged to take, in accordance with democratic legitimacy.