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Cairo backs Tunisian president’s actions against Brotherhood

Egypt said it fully supports Tunisian President Kais Saied, who fired the prime minister, suspended parliament and took control over the executive power in the midst of a severe political and economic crisis raging the country.
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Cairo has expressed support for Tunisian President Kais Saied’s recent actions in the midst of the North African country’s political crisis.

After Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ramtane Lamamra in Cairo, the Egyptian presidency said in an Aug. 1 statement that the two officials “agreed to fully support the Tunisian president and everything that would maintain stability in Tunisia and make the will and choices of the Tunisian people come true, so as to preserve their capabilities and security of their country.”

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