Tunisian president dismisses foreign minister

TEHRAN, Feb. 08 (MNA) – Tunisian President Kais Saied dismissed Foreign Minister Othman Jerandi on Tuesday, replacing him with the former ambassador to the European Union and Belgium Nabil Ammar.

A statement from the presidency's office announcing the change did not give any reason for Jerandi's dismissal or Ammar's appointment, Reuters reported.

Jerandi was appointed foreign minister in 2020 and had previously served in the role from 2013-14.

Saied replaced most government ministers in late 2021 after shutting down parliament, sacking the prime minister and moving to rule by decree, but at that time he kept Jerandi in place.


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