Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune telephoned his Tunisian counterpart, Qais Saeed, to check on his health, after the news of the attempt to poison him.
A statement issued by the interests of the Algerian presidency said that Tebboune spoke on Wednesday evening with Saeed and “thank God for the safety of his brother, the Tunisian president, after he assured him of his health.”
Yesterday, Reuters news agency quoted a source in the Tunisian presidency as saying that the presidency had received a suspicious envelope containing powder, and that an investigation was underway.
The source said that President Qais Saeed was fine and did not open any envelopes.
Some local sources reported that the matter related to a letter containing the deadly “ricin” gas powder.
The announcement of receiving the suspicious envelope comes amid great political tension in the country, and anti-government protests against widespread unemployment and social inequality.
Source: Al-Nahar Online