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After a meeting with Tunisian Finance Minister Sihem Boughdiri Nemsia, German Ambassador Peter Prügel announced that his country will provide €100 million in aid to Tunisia to support President Kais Saied’s promise of a “return to constitutional order” and a restoration of “democracy”. Germany “is ready to continue to support the consolidation of Tunisian democracy” but “is closely monitoring developments in close cooperation with its European and international partners,” Peter Prügel stressed.

In a press release, the German embassy specified that this aid, which will be disbursed in the coming days, will be intended for SMEs, stressing that “the decision was taken with the conviction that the President’s roadmap opened the way to a return to constitutional order and restore democracy.”

It is worth noting that on 25 July, Kais Saied dismissed the head of government and froze the activities of the parliament before announcing, on 13 December 2021, the holding of a national electronic consultation until 20 March, to be followed by a referendum to amend the constitution in July and the legislative elections in December.