Tunisia says U.S. will support it once political reforms are announced

FILE PHOTO: Tunisia's new government swearing-in ceremony at the Carthage Palace outside the capital Tunis
FILE PHOTO: Tunisia's President Kais Saied gives a speech at the government's swearing-in ceremony at the Carthage Palace outside the capital Tunis, Tunisia February 27, 2020. Fethi Belaid/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

November 21, 2021

TUNIS (Reuters) – The United States will offer support to Tunisia once it has announced dates for political reform, a Tunisia presidency statement said, nearly four months after President Kais Saied seized political power.

The statement added that the U.S. Secretary of State had informed Saied in a phone call that the country would continue to support Tunisia with international institutions and other countries once reforms were announced, and asked that Tunisia ended a state of emergency quickly.

(Reporting By Tarek Amara; Editing by Kirsten Donovan)