AFP FETHI BELAID
The Tunisian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its surprise at the statements of the former spokesman for the Tunisian Ministry of Interior, Hisham Al-Madab, saying that they “harm the long tradition of Tunisian-Libyan relations.”
The ministry said in a statement: “According to irresponsible statements circulated by some media outlets and social networking sites about Tunisian-Libyan relations issued by someone who has no capacity and only represents himself and does not bind the Tunisian state in anything, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Tunisians Abroad expresses its surprise The severe frustration of the repeated desperate attempts to disrupt the fraternal and sincere ties between the Tunisian and Libyan peoples. “
She added, “While the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Tunisians Abroad denounces these statements and strongly rejects them and calls for an end to them because it will not succeed in any way in achieving its known goals, it reiterates the reminder, by the way, that Tunisia has a firm conviction that what unites it with sister Libya of a common history.” Strong civilizational, social and cultural ties, and a strong belief in the unity of destiny and the values of solidarity, complementarity and synergy are solid gains and firm principles much higher than all other considerations, and they are also the true tributary to the consolidation of brotherhood and cooperation relations in all fields to achieve comprehensive and solidarity development in the two countries that meet aspirations Legitimacy for the Tunisian and Libyan peoples for stability and development.
Al-Madbab had stated that Tunisia should close the borders with Libya in the absence of economic projects such as Egypt and Turkey.
He added, “We say we will not accept that. Libya is a natural outlet for the Tunisian economy, and we must take our minds in dealing with our companies. We take it in any way, otherwise we will close our borders to exit and entry.”
Source: RT + Tunisian media