Tunisian President Kais Saied on Monday rejected financial support announced by the European Union in September, saying the amount is small and goes against a deal signed three months ago. This handout picture provided by the Tunisian Presidency Press Service shows European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen shakes the hand of Tunisia's President Kais Saied after a press briefing at the presidential palace in Tunis on July 16, 2023. The European Commission last month said it would disburse 127 million euros ($133 million) in aid to Tunisia as part of the deal to fight illegal immigration from Africa to Europe. “Tunisia rejects what the EU announced, not because of the small amount ... but because the proposal conflicts with the memorandum of understanding signed in July," Saied said. Tunisia last week postponed a visit by a delegation from the European Commission to discuss the details of the migration agreement.
Source: The North Africa Journal October 03, 2023 00:19 UTC