The Tunisian President, Kaïs Saïed, stressed on Tuesday that his country was against the interference of other countries in its internal affairs.
During a meeting this Tuesday, August 30 at the Palace of Carthage with the U.S. Undersecretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, Barbara Leaf, the Tunisian head of state reiterated the commitment of Tunisia to its sovereignty rejecting any interference in the internal affairs of his country.
The Tunisian head of state drew a clear picture of the affairs related to the ongoing process in Tunisia, rejecting the allegations of some specific parties without naming them.
He asked the U.S. authorities to listen carefully to their Tunisian counterparts “to know the reality of the situation in Tunisia.
This comes at a time when Kaïs Saïed has, moreover, reaffirmed on August 16 the attachment to the sovereignty of Tunisia and the categorical rejection of any interference in the choices of the Tunisian people.
“Tunisia is a free, independent and sovereign state, committed to the principles of international law, and concerned about respecting the legality at home as well as its respect for international legality,” he said.
The Tunisian Foreign Ministry summoned Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia Natasha Franceschi on Friday, July 29, after Secretary of State Antony Blinken raised concerns about the political process in Tunisia.
In a tête-à-tête with Tunisian Foreign Minister Othman Jerandi, Kaïs Saïed stated that Tunisia is an independent and sovereign country and that its sovereignty and independence are above all considerations.
Vile media campaign against Tunisia and its institutions
Since the participation of the leader of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, in the Tokyo International Conference on Development in Africa (Ticad 8), which took place on 27 and 28 August 2022 in Tunis, several Moroccan media have decided to attack the Presidency of the Republic and the Tunisian people.
This campaign has no valid basis and is in total contradiction with previous meetings. This denigration, motivated by internal considerations related to the successive failures suffered lately by Moroccan diplomacy in its endeavor to impose its expansionist vision, including through the use of lies and intimidation, is to be condemned in the most resolute manner. In this regard, it is enough to recall some established facts to demonstrate the incoherent character of the Moroccan approach having taken, this time, Tunisia as a target for its Goebbels-like campaigns.
It is certainly not without interest to begin by highlighting the fact that Morocco had joined the African Union, accepting the presence of the Rasd which is, it should be noted, a founding member. The Moroccan authorities have signed and ratified the Constitutive Act of the African Union, which directly cites the Rasd, and the law (dahir No. 1-17-02 of January 31, 2017) published in the Official Gazette of the Kingdom with the names and qualities of the signatories of the Constitutive Act of the AU, including the president of the Rasd. In addition, in his speech to the 28th AU summit on January 31, 2017, the king of Morocco had solemnly pledged “not to divide Africa,” promising that “his action will be unifying.” In the future, the Japanese authorities should follow the example of the EU, which recognizes that it is the AU’s responsibility to invite all of its member states and that it should not try to choose instead of the Africans.
Ultimately, those who think that Tunisia is weak are sadly mistaken. Tunisia is far from being weak, first of all because President Kaïs Saïed has the support of his people and of all African countries.