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Can Tunisia stay out of Libya war?

During his visit to France, Tunisia’s President Kais Saied stressed his country’s unwavering neutral position on the conflict raging in Libya, to the dismay of the country’s Islamist Ennahda movement.

Tunisian President Kais Saied visited France June 22, in his first trip to Europe since his election in October 2019. Saied met with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris to discuss bilateral relations between the two countries, as well as regional developments, namely the Libyan crisis. 

During a joint press conference on the sideline of his meeting with Saied, Macron condemned the “dangerous game” Turkey is playing in Libya, saying it is a direct threat to the region and Europe. 

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