Saied: Tunisia Will Not Accept Any Foreign Interference
The Tunisian President is facing further pressures from Western governments to back down on his exceptional measures.
Tunisian President Kais Saied announced that his country will not accept any foreign interference, as he faces increasing pressure from Western governments to restore constitutional order after declaring a series of exceptional measures in July.
In a statement, the president said, "The sovereignty of the Tunisian state and the choices of its people were not originally brought up in the discussion... and it will not be the subject of negotiations with any party."
For his part, EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said that he conveyed to Saied European concerns about preserving the country's democratic gains.
The G7 ambassadors also urged the president to quickly appoint a new head of government and to return to the constitutional system in which parliament plays a key role.
The advisor to the Tunisian President, Walid Al-Hajjam, previously revealed to Reuters that "there is an inclination to change the political system in Tunisia, perhaps through a referendum."
He added that the president’s plan will soon enter its finals stage.
Saied, during his participation in the commemoration of the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the National Guard Corps, warned of unknown figures trying to infiltrate vital security services and threatened to expose all attempts and to identify the figures behind them.