BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 A.M.) – The Tunisian government confirmed said on Tuesday that it is not interested in establishing diplomatic relations with Israel, noting that changing the position of other countries towards normalization with Tel Aviv will not affect their firm position on the Palestinian issue.
The Tunisian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated in a statement, which Sputnik obtained a copy of: “All allegations circulating about the possibility of establishing diplomatic relations between Tunisia and Israel are unfounded.”
They explained that what is being promoted completely contradicts the official and principled position of the Republic of Tunisia in support of the just Palestinian cause, and in support of the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.
The statement stressed the firm position of the President of the Republic, Qais Saeed, who said on several occasions that the rights of the Palestinian people are inalienable and impermissible, foremost among which is their right to self-determination and the establishment of an independent state with Al-Quds Al-Sharif (East Jerusalem) as its capital.
The statement continued: “This principled position stems from the will of the Tunisian people and expresses what they feel in terms of solidarity and absolute support for the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, which have been guaranteed to them by various international references and resolutions of the United Nations and its various bodies, especially the United Nations Security Council and the General Assembly, as adopted by many international organizations. And other regional.”
The ministry stressed that: It is not possible to establish a just, lasting and comprehensive peace in the region without implementing the international legitimacy decisions regarding the rights of the Palestinian people to recover their land and establish their independent state.
The statement added, “As Tunisia respects the sovereign positions of various countries, it affirms that this position is fixed and principled, and changes in the international arena will never be affected,” in reference to some Arab countries establishing relations with Israel.