New Foreign Affairs Minister Nabil Ammar's ties to Saied and Sahel
Appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs in February, Nabil Ammar had the help of Chief of Protocol Naoufel Hdia and President Saied's in-laws.
President Kaïs Saïed has issued the decrees for the organisation of the eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD). However, no venue has yet been assigned to host the event, which is scheduled for August in Tunis.
The head of the Tunisian government and her foreign minister have been in Paris since 10 November but without the usual cohort of diplomatic advisers. And with good reason: Najla Bouden, who does not have the prerogatives of previous Tunisian prime ministers, is still without a personal team.
While the head of state may have effectively placed himself at the centre of power on 25 July when he rejected the parliamentary system born from the 2011 revolution, his entourage of advisers and friends at Carthage Palace has since become a hotbed of clan rivalries.
With the legal deadlines to recover the hundreds of millions of euros misappropriated by the clan of the ex-president about to expire, President Kais Saied is being hindered by government departments and the speaker of parliament, the Islamist Rached Ghannouchi.