Tunisia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nabil Ammar, confirmed that the funds that entered the Central Bank coming from the European Union, estimated at €60 million, were sent back on Monday, October 9th.
Nabil Ammar stated in an interview with Al-Shorouk newspaper in its issue issued today, Wednesday, October 11, 2023, that Tunisia returned its funds to the European Union and warned it against continuing to camouflage and publish confidential documents in relation to the documents published by the Union related to the allocation of funds.
“If the Europeans continue to release confidential documents regarding our agreements, then we will reveal more facts that are not in their best interest.,” he continued, “particularly that Tunisia is not pleading with anyone and that the world is not restricted to a single partner.”
It is noteworthy that Tunisia rejected the sum of 60 million euros provided by the European Union within the framework of the memorandum of understanding signed last July, as the President of the Republic, Kais Saied, confirmed that Tunisia does not accept “charity,” according to what he said.
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This comes weeks after Tunisian President Kais Saied publicly rebuffed the European Union’s financial offer, saying it was “derisory” and contrary to the memorandum of understanding signed in mid-July, which allocates money for budgetary support, migration management and renewable energy.
“Tunisia, which accepts cooperation, does not accept anything resembling charity or favor, because our country and our people do not want sympathy and do not accept it when it is without respect,” Saied said, according to a press release from the presidency.
“Consequently, Tunisia refuses what has been announced in recent days by the EU.”
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