The visit to Tunis of a European Commission delegation has been postponed. This is what Tunisian President Kais Saied asked for, announcing it in a note. According to what was reported, Saied “decided to instruct the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Tunisians Abroad to inform the European side of the decision to postpone the planned visit of a European Commission delegation to our country to a later date from be agreed between the two parties”.
According to what we understand, the visit of the European Commission delegation, to talk about the implementation of the Tunisia-EU memorandum, was scheduled for the end of the week. The reasons for the postponement request are not specified in the statement, but the Tunisian media note that Saied communicated the decision during a Security Council meeting, during which he reiterated that he “does not want to cede even the slightest part of national sovereignty “, underlining that you will have to rely on your own resources to finance the state budget.
Last September 14, the Tunisian government denied entry into the country to a delegation from the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, which was planning to pay a two-day visit. Last week the Commission announced the release of 127 million euros destined for Tunisia.