Tunisian President Sacks Country's French, Italian Consuls
Tunisian President Kais Saied announced sacking the country's consuls in Paris and Milan, ordering financial audits at the Europeans missions.
The Tunisian presidency sacked two consuls in Europe, namely Paris and Milan, calling for a financial audit.
President Kais Saied instructed the foreign ministry to proceed with an in-depth financial and administrative check at the Tunisian consulates in France and Italy, an official statement published on Facebook said.
President Saied will replace Tunis' Paris consul general Taher Arbaoui with Ridha Gharsallaoui, who had been serving as minister of interior.
Gharsallasoui had been a former national security adviser to the presidency, and he was named minister on July 29 after President Saied took "extraordinary measures," dismissing the former government and suspending Parliament.
Citing an "imminent threat" to Tunisia, Saied dismissed the government, suspended parliament, and assumed exceptional powers on July 25.
The presidency had said on November 22 that 10 ambassadors, including those in Berlin, Ankara, Beijing, and Doha, and six consuls are completing their missions, a move formalizing the end of their terms in August.