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FM Szijjártó on Tunisia Coup: Outside Pressure Would Further Destabilise Country

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.08.02.

All outside pressure on Tunisia could destabilise the country further, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said late on Saturday, after talks with his counterpart in the United Arab Emirates, Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Szijjártó noted in a Facebook post that the Tunisian President Kais Saied had recently suspended the country’s parliament and dismissed its prime minister.

“Events in North Africa are very important for Europe, as we do not want another country to become a transit country for migration waves from subsaharan Africa,” he said.

In a phone call late on Saturday, Al Nahyan and Szijjarto agreed that outside “tampering” with the situation could lead to destabilisation, Szijjártó said.

Hungary-Tunisia Defence and Police Cooperation
Hungary-Tunisia Defence and Police Cooperation

Hungary agreed with Tunisia on cooperation in the areas of law enforcement and defence, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said after talks with Khemaies Jhinaoui, his Tunisian counterpart, in Tunis on Wednesday. Keeping also its interests in view, Hungary aims to contribute to Europe’s efforts towards helping North African countries in maintaining stability, combatting terrorism, protecting […]Continue reading

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