By Ebi Kesiena
Tunisian President, Kais Saied has expressed his regrets over the reduction announced by Paris of visas granted to Tunisians.
In a Telephone conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, President Saied noted that he was unhappy at the decision to reduce the number of visas granted to Tunisians who wish to travel to France.
According to the Presidency in Tunis, during the conversation between the two Heads of State, Mr. Macron “said that this measure could be revised.”
President Saied replied that “the issue of irregular migration can only be addressed on the basis of a new vision”, and that this will be one of the “priorities of the new government” of Tunisia, expected any day now.
The two heads of state also discussed migration issues during the telephone conversation, and “agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation in this area.”
Recall that Paris announced last Tuesday, the reduction in the number of visas granted to nationals of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, citing the “refusal” of these Maghreb countries to issue the consular passes necessary for the return of immigrants turned away from France.