Tunisian president to send ambassador to Syria

Tunisian President Kais Saied has said he plans to restore diplomatic relations with Syria, more than a decade after they were broken off.
“Nothing can justify the absence of a Tunisian ambassador in Damascus and an ambassador from Syria in Tunis,” Saied said during a sit-down with Tunisian foreign minister Nabil Ammar.
He added that the “question of the government in Syria concerns only the Syrians”, rejecting any interference in the affairs and “choices” of others.
Saied had mentioned his intention to “reinforce the diplomatic representation” of Tunisia in Syria back in February.
Tunisia expelled Syria’s ambassador in 2012 after protests erupted against President Bashar al-Assad at the outset of the country’s devastating war.
In 2015, Tunisia took a step toward re-establishing relations when it designated a consular representative to Assad’s government to “follow” the situation of Tunisians in Syria.

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