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Tunisia Rejects Any Threat to Egypt’s Security, Safety: Tunisian FM

Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration, and Tunisians Abroad of Tunisia Nabil Ammar stressed his country’s rejection of any threat to Egypt, reported Middle East News Agency (MENA) on Tuesday.

Ammar stated that Tunisia “supports Egypt and endorses any decisions that preserve its security and safety.”

He added that his country respects the sovereignty of every country and does not interfere in its internal affairs, emphasizing the “strong relationship on all levels” between Tunisia and Egypt.

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi reiterated on Monday Egypt’s steadfast position in rejecting the targeting of all peaceful civilians, as well as policies of collective punishment and the forced displacement of Palestinians from their land.

In a press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on 18 October, El-Sisi further expressed concern that the current war in Gaza may be orchestrated to force Palestinians to seek refuge in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, potentially leading to the displacement of Palestinians in the West Bank to Jordan. 

During the Cairo Peace Summit on Saturday, El-Sisi reiterated his call for a sustainable opening of the Rafah crossing, which serves as a “lifeline” for humanitarian aid to enter Gaza. 

The third batch of aid, comprising 20 trucks, reached the Gaza Strip on Monday, raising the total number of trucks delivered through the Rafah crossing to Gaza to 55 since the first batch crossed on Saturday.  

Tunisia, which hosted the Palestine Liberation Organisation from 1982 to 1994, has long been a firm supporter of the Palestinian cause.

After Hamas’ attack on Israel on 7 October, which killed over 1,400 people, Israel has continued its intense bombardment against Gaza for 18 consecutive days, killing over 5,000 Palestinians, including approximately 2,000 children, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

Source: Ahram Online