Diplomatic malaise sets in between Rabat and Tunis
Ahead of the 18-20 November Francophonie summit in Djerba, Tunisia, Rabat is questioning its level of representation. Its relationship with Tunis remains dire.
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.
On the back foot in the face of Rabat's aggressive diplomacy and the prospect of security cooperation being curtailed, the German chancellor Angela Merkel and the Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez have been actively seeking to defuse tensions.