WorldDaily briefing of Tunisian news

Daily briefing of Tunisian news


AA / Tunis

– Hospitalized, Rached Ghannouchi leaves the private clinic (AA)

The President of the Assembly of People’s Representatives (ARP / Parliament) and leader of the Ennahdha Movement, Rached Ghannouchi was hospitalized and transferred, this Saturday, to a private clinic following the deterioration of his state of health, following the sequelae of his previous infection with Covid-19.

This is what the Ennahdha Movement announced in a press release published on its official Facebook page.

According to the statement, Ghannouchi left the private clinic after performing the necessary analyzes and medical consultations.

– Military justice issues arrest warrants against deputies of the Al Karama Coalition (AA)

On Saturday, the Tunisian military justice issued arrest warrants against 4 members of the parliamentary bloc of the “Al Karama Coalition”, reports one of the group’s deputies.

Habib Ben Sidhom, deputy of the “Coalition Al Karama” (18 seats out of 217), indicated in a post on his official Facebook page, that “the military justice has ordered the continued detention of 4 deputies of the Coalition linked to the Tunis-Carthage airport affair ”.

For his part, the lawyer Hosni Béji, close to the said bloc, declared that “the military examining magistrate issued warrants today to bring against 4 deputies from the“ Coalition Al Karama ”bloc.

The lawyer specified in a post on his Facebook page that “the four deputies in question are: Seifeddine Makhlouf, president of the bloc, as well as deputies Abdellatif Aloui, Mohamed Affes and Maher Zid”.

Until 14:40 GMT, the Tunisian authorities did not comment on the arrest of the four deputies.

– Saïed addressed to Abdelmadjid Tebboune: “important decisions will be taken soon” (AA)

Tunisian President Kaïs Saïed told his Algerian counterpart Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Saturday that his country “is on the right track to consolidate democracy and pluralism, noting that” important decisions will be taken soon “, according to a press release from the Presidency. Algerian.

The statement indicates that Tebboune had held a telephone interview with his Tunisian counterpart Kaïs Saïed, during which he inquired about him, and the Tunisian people.

The telephone interview between the two Presidents “focused on the evolution of the general situation in Tunisia”, adds the press release of the Algerian Presidency.

According to the same source, Saïed reassured Tebboune that Tunisia was on the right track to consolidate democracy and pluralism, and that important decisions will be taken soon, without however specifying their nature.

Until 10:15 p.m. GMT, the Presidency of the Tunisian Republic did not publish any press release concerning this telephone interview.

– Cereal harvest of 16.4 million quintals this season (AA)

The cereal harvest in Tunisia stands at 16.4 million quintals this season, announced the Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP / Official) agency citing the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture.

National requirements for cereals vary between 28 and 30 million quintals per year, which means that the differential, particularly in soft wheat, will be imported.

Harvested areas reached, on July 28, 802 thousand ha out of 810, or 99 of harvestable land, according to the same source.

They are distributed between 457 thousand ha of durum wheat, 60 thousand ha of soft wheat, 276 thousand ha of barley and 9,200 ha of triticale.

– Kais Saied starts an unexpected visit to Tunis (AA)

President Kais Saied paid an unexpected visit to Avenue Habib Bourguiba in the center of the capital on Sunday afternoon, accompanied by his chief of staff Nadia Akecha, according to eyewitnesses.

Saied did not make any statement to the press during his tour, which comes a week after taking “exceptional measures” that have caused deep political division in the country.

In the midst of a strong security presence during his tour which lasted a few minutes in the heart of the capital, Saied spoke with citizens.

The Tunisian President did not enter the seat of the Interior Ministry located at Avenue Habib Bourguiba, according to eyewitness statements granted to the Anadolu Agency.

– The national union chamber of large surfaces decides to reduce the prices of several products (TAP)

The national union chamber of large surfaces under the UTICA decided to lower prices for several products, in response to the appeal launched by the President of the Republic, Kaïs Saïed.

The supermarkets concerned are Carrefour, Géant, Magasin Général and Monoprix, specifies the chamber in a press release, published on Sunday.
To recall that President Saïed had called, on July 28, 2021, retail traders to lower prices and not to take advantage of the difficult circumstances in the country to indulge in speculative practices to the detriment of Tunisian citizens .

Saied had indicated that any attempt at speculation will be met by strict law enforcement.

– Covid-19: Tunisia receives 1.5 million doses from Italy (AA)

Tunisia received on Sunday a donation from Italy of 1.5 million doses of vaccines against the coronavirus, while the President of the Republic, Kais Saied received the Italian ambassador in Tunis, Lorenzo Vanara, according to a press release from the Presidency.

During this meeting, the Tunisian President underlined the importance of this gesture of solidarity, bringing new impetus to the existing relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries, and strengthening the values ​​of solidarity between the two peoples.

And to affirm its constant concern to protect rights and freedoms and to strengthen the elements of security and stability, according to the same press release.

– A member of the Tunisian Parliament: Ghannouchi has never and will never consider leaving Tunisia (AA)

The deputy Maher Medhioub, the assessor of the president of the Parliament, Rached Ghannouchi, announced, during the evening of Sunday, that Ghannouchi “never envisaged leaving Tunisia and does not intend to do it”, denying the information concerning his asks for treatment abroad.

Under the headline “denial”, MP Medhioub noted on Sunday on his Facebook page that “Professor Rached Khreji Ghannouchi / President of the Assembly of People’s Representatives, did not ask any country in the world, including the ‘Brother state of Qatar, to host it,’ on the grounds of being treated there, as some claim.

Medhiou also added that Ghannouchi “does not currently plan any visits abroad, and has never considered leaving Tunisia and does not intend to do so, but rather works with all charitable people for the good of Tunisia and the advancement of its people “.

– Financial balances: Tunisia will be able to overcome the obstacles thanks to the will of its people and the support of brotherly and friendly countries (TAP)

Tunisia is able to overcome obstacles thanks to the will of its people and the support of brotherly and friendly countries, which (support) will enable the country to bridge financial imbalances and honor its internal and external financial commitments, said , Sunday evening, the President of the Republic, Kais Saïed during an interview at the presidential palace with the governor of the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT), Marouane El Abassi.

“I will announce at the appropriate time the historical position of a number of brotherly and friendly countries in this historical juncture through which the country is passing, particularly their support in the economic field,” said Saied during the interview, recalling that the coffers state were emptied.

According to a video posted by the Presidency of the Republic on its official page, the Head of State indicated that “this war will be won without bullets or bloodshed, but by the law based on justice and freedom”.

The President of the Republic also assured that there will be no return on rights and freedoms, noting that he “respects the law which expresses the general will of the people, not alliances”. “I chose to be on the side of the people in order to preserve the unity of the state and protect it against the corruption that was gnawing at it,” said Saied, praising the spontaneous outpouring of solidarity between the people.

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