Tunisian President postpones visit of European delegation to the country.
Tunisian President, Kais Saied, late on Monday, ordered the delay of a European delegation’s visit to his country to an undefined later date, Reuters reports.
Saied was quoted in a statement by the Tunisian Presidency as asking the Foreign Ministry to inform the European Commission delegation of the postponement of their trip to Tunisia.
However, the statement did not specify any additional information or the rationale for the decision.
Friday, the European Commission announced a 134 million euro ($127 million) aid package to support Tunisia’s economy and prevent irregular migration.
The European Commission added that a delegation will visit Tunisia the following week, but did not provide a specific date.
The Tunisian president announced on September 19 that he would not accept visits from foreign delegations that interfere with the country’s internal affairs.
He asserted that these delegations desire a custodial role over Tunisia, but added that they can travel to Tunisia to monitor the elections process, but not as observers, “since Tunisians will be the only election observers.”
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