Lenders' darling Secretary of State Aida Hamdi vanishes into thin air

Secretary of State for International Cooperation, Aida Hamdi.
Secretary of State for International Cooperation, Aida Hamdi. © Linkedin/Aïda Hamdi
After having changed offices several times, the Secretary of State for International Cooperation no longer responds to her international counterparts. Sidelined, Aida Hamdi is said to have submitted her resignation - which Kais Saied did not accept - and returned to Paris. [...]
Published on 04.03.2022 at 05:00 GMT Reading time 2 minutes
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