Tunisian UGGT Boycotts Meeting with US Congress Delegation
The delegation of the US Congress to Tunisia meets with representatives of the "Ennahda", "Qalb Tounes", "Tahya Tounes" and "National Bloc" at the home of the American ambassador in Sidi Bou Said.
Saturday, the delegation of the US Congress to Tunisia met with representatives of the "Ennahda", "Qalb Tounes", "Tahya Tounes" and "National Bloc" blocs.
The "Tunisian Labor Union" UGTT, among other parties represented in the Tunisian parliament, boycotted the meeting with the delegation.
A US delegation from the US Congress to Tunisia on Saturday sparked controversy between those who reject the US and its supporters, amid the exceptional situation the country currently faces.
The Tunisian General Labor Union UGTT, the Tunisian League for the Defense of Human Rights, and several other parties announced their reluctance to meet the American delegation after calls were made to them on the grounds of their “rejection of any external interference in Tunisian affairs” also considering that “the meeting of the American delegation is legislation to interfere in an internal affair that concerns only Tunisians.”
Meetings have been called by the US embassy to Tunisia between a delegation from the US Congress and several deputies of the frozen parliament, plus representatives of some national parties and organizations.
The Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee, Democratic Senator Chris Murphy, is visiting Tunisia as the head of a delegation that includes members of the Senate, aiming to "protectc the democratic process in Tunisia," according to Murphy.