Egypt welcomes assigning Najla Romdhane to form Tunisian government



Fri, 01 Oct 2021 - 11:12 GMT


Fri, 01 Oct 2021 - 11:12 GMT

FILE – Tunisia’s Prime Minister-designate Najla Bouden Romdhane - Presidency

FILE – Tunisia’s Prime Minister-designate Najla Bouden Romdhane - Presidency

CAIRO – 1 October 2021: Egypt has welcomed Tunisian President Kais Saied’s naming of Najla Bouden Romdhane to form a new government two months after he sacked the former government and suspended parliament.

In a statement by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry on Thursday, the spokesman congratulated the Tunisian side on naming Romdhane as the new prime minister.

“He hailed this step as part of Tunisia’s motion toward the future under the wise national leadership of President Kais Saied,” the statement said.

The spokesman renewed in this regard Egypt’s support to the Tunisian president’s vision that seeks achieving security and stability and responding to people’s will, the statement added.

Romdhane, a university teacher, is the first Tunisian woman ever to take post as prime minister and will be the country’s tenth prime minister since the 2011 uprising in Tunisia.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry visited Saied on August 3 in Carthage Palace to deliver a message from President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.

The Tunisian presidency said in a statement that the meeting was an opportunity to thank Egypt again for its solidarity and noble stance with Tunisia in the face of Covid-19.

Saied emphasized solidifying coordination and cooperation with Egypt, reiterating that Egypt’s stability and security are part of Tunisia’s.

For his part, Shoukry conveyed Sisi’s “absolute support” for the historical measures taken by Saied to fulfil the will of the Tunisian people and ensure the stability of the country.

The minister said Egypt trusts that Saeid’s wisdom will take the country through this constitutional path in stable steps.

Egypt has sent Tunisia a number of medical aid shipments to help alleviate the rocketing pressure owed to the pandemic. Protests against the government’s failure in dealing with COVID-19 led Saied to sack the prime minister and the parliament and crack down on a businessmen over corruption in July.



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