MADRID, 6 (EUROPA PRESS)
The president of Tunisia, Kais Saied, has ordered this past Sunday the dismissal of his consuls in Paris and Milan as a preliminary to a general audit on both diplomatic missions.
According to an official statement on Facebook, Saied “ordered the Foreign Ministry to proceed with in-depth financial and administrative control” at the two consulates.
Saied will replace the consul general of Paris, Taher Arbaoui, by Ridha Gharsallaoui, close to the head of state and former interior minister.
The president assumed the fundamental powers of government after suspending the Tunisian Parliament last summer, in a decision highly criticized by civil groups.
After the dissolution of Parliament, Saied suspended the Prime Minister, Hichem Mechichi, in the framework of a battery of extraordinary measures that have sparked complaints about a coup in the country.