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Tunisia: Politics and Government

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 58749, tabled on 19 October 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the current political situation in Tunisia.

Answered on

25 October 2021

The UK is closely monitoring the situation in Tunisia. We believe that the solution to Tunisia's challenges can only be achieved through the principles of democracy, transparency, human rights, and free speech. We call on all parties to uphold Tunisia's reputation as a tolerant and open society and to protect the democratic gains of the 2011 revolution. I [Minister Cleverly] spoke to Tunisian Foreign Minister Jerandi on 11 August and on 23 October . G7 Ambassadors in Tunis, led by the UK, issued a joint statement on 6 September setting out our joint position - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/g7-ambassadors-in-tunisia-issue-joint-statement-6-september-2021#:~:text=Foreign%20affairs-,G7%20Ambassadors%20in%20Tunisia%20issue%20joint%20statement%3A%206%20September%202021,remain%20central%20to%20our%20relationships.