Blinken speaks with President Kais Saied of Tunisia, discusses formation of new government

"The Secretary encouraged a transparent and inclusive reform process to address Tunisia’s significant political, economic, and social challenges and to respond to the Tunisian people’s aspirations for continued democratic progress," Price said.

United States Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken on Sunday spoke with President Kais Saied to discuss “recent developments in Tunisia, including the formation of the new government and steps to alleviate the economic situation,” State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement.

“The Secretary encouraged a transparent and inclusive reform process to address Tunisia’s significant political, economic, and social challenges and to respond to the Tunisian people’s aspirations for continued democratic progress,” Price said.

The United States has been urging President Saied to form a new government since he dissolved parliament and sacked the prime minister in July.

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