In a written statement from the Tunisian Presidency, it was stated that Saied had a telephone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron.
In the statement, it was stated that Saied talked to Macron about the roadmap he announced before and related issues to get Tunisia out of the situation it is in.
It was also reported that during the meeting, the economic relations between Tunisia and France were discussed, and ways to develop cooperation in this context were evaluated.
In a press release, the Elysee Palace specifies that the two leaders discussed the situation in Tunisia. “Emmanuel Macron welcomed the announcement of the transition schedule and encouraged President Saied to carry out the transition in the most inclusive framework possible,” the Elysée wrote.
Macron urged Saied to put in place a reform program to deal with the economic crisis in Tunisia and reiterated France’s support for this.
On this occasion, the French President renewed his invitation to his Tunisian counterpart to take part in the “European Union-African Union” summit on February 17-18.
With the extraordinary decisions announced on July 25, President Kais Saied froze the work of the parliament and lifted the parliamentary immunity.
Saied enlarged his powers with new decrees on September 22 and completely subordinated the executive branch to himself.
With the “road map of getting out of the political crisis,” which he recently announced a few days before the anniversary of the revolution, the President announced that the country will hold an early general election on December 17, 2022, and that the Assembly will remain closed until then.