Sisi congratulates Saied on formation of new gov’t, renews support to steps to maintain Tunisia’s stability

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Wed, 13 Oct 2021 - 07:47 GMT

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi (L) and his Tunisian counterpart, President Kais Saied – Egyptian Presidency

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi (L) and his Tunisian counterpart, President Kais Saied – Egyptian Presidency

CAIRO – 13 October 2021: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi congratulated his Tunisian counterpart, President Kais Saied, on the formation of the new government and its taking of the constitutional oath.

In a phone call on Wednesday, Sisi affirmed Egypt’s support to all steps that would maintain stability in the sisterly Tunisia, a statement by the Egyptian presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said.

He also expressed appreciation of the firm brotherly and historic relations tying the governments and peoples of Egypt and Tunisia.

For his part, President Kais Saied extended his greetings to Sisi for congratulating him, affirming that this reflects the strength and depth of relations between Egypt and Tunisia.

Saied stressed keenness to enhance bilateral cooperation with Egypt.

The Tunisian president hailed Egypt’s support to the Tunisian affairs and lauded the Egyptian pivotal role in fostering the mechanisms of joint Arab and African work in the face of the current regional challenges.

On Monday, Egypt has welcomed the formation of the new Tunisian government under Prime Minister Najla Bouden, voicing confidence in its ability to face the various challenges.

This comes within the framework of “popular solidarity and under the wide leadership of President Kais Saied,” a statement by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry read.

Tunisia named its new government today around three months after Saied sacked the government of Hichem Mechichi and suspended parliament.

The formation of the government has been frequently demanded by domestic politicians to end the state’s current crisis.

Egypt in the statement hailed the sincere national efforts being made by the Tunisian state to meet the brotherly Tunisian people’s aspiration toward development and prosperity.

“Egypt affirms that it will stay supportive to the wise leadership of Mr. President Kais Saied in its endeavors toward establishing the pillars of stability in Tunisia and achieving development and progress,” the statement read.

This comes in a way that “preserves the resources of our brotherly people and protects the national state institutions,” the statement added.

Egypt also looks forward to working with the new government to boost the frameworks of distinguished bilateral cooperation between the two countries and to enhance their consultation mechanisms on various issues of mutual concern, the statement read.

This comes within the framework of the brotherly bonds and strong relations gathering the two countries on all levels, in a way that maximizes the interests of their two peoples, the statement added.

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