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Tunisia FM Khemaies Jhinaoui warns parties against using the Libyan file for ideological or internal political reasons




Alwasat - Cairo Wed 15 May 2019, 12:12 AM
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Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui warned parties in the Tunisian political scene, which he did not name, of using the Libyan file for ideological or internal political reasons, urging them not to speak on behalf of the official bodies around Libya.

"Tunisia speaks with one external voice, and this file is handled by the President of the Republic and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in coordination with the Presidency of the Government and the Presidency of the Republic," Jhinaoui said in an interview with the Tunis-Africa news agency.

He stressed that "the Tunisian position is expressed by the President of the Republic and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Tunisian State represented in various official bodies, and otherwise does not represent the Tunisian state and does not express it."

He added that the Libyan file was "sensitive and fundamental for Tunisia and can not be the place of political bidding within the Tunisian political scene." In reference to the Tunisian political parties in violation of the country's official position on Libya.

"Our interest in Tunisia and North Africa intersects with the efforts of the Libyan National Army led by Marshal Khalifa Haftar in the fight against terrorism, extremism and the chaos of arms," said Mohsen Marzouq, secretary-general of the Tunis Project Party. He added that he hopes for "reconciliation between the political and security tracks, and a return to dialogue between to Haftar and Al-Sarraj."

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