Tunisia’s President to visit Russia “soon”
Tunisia’s President Kais Saied is expected to travel to Russia “soon” to attend the space trip of the first Tunisian astronaut, the North African country’s ambassador to Moscow has revealed.
“We are currently working to organize the visit of the President of the Republic to Russia and as soon as possible,” Tarak Ben Salem told Russian media Sputnik.
“The visit will aim to attend the first space trip of the Tunisian astronaut who will participate in a mission in the International Space Station,” he added.
Last August, the Tunisian diplomat had commented that Russia, unlike some other countries, had not interfered into Tunisia’s internal affairs, referring to seizure by President Saied of all major powers, including the executive and legislative powers.
Russia is a key trade partner for Tunisia as it sends hundreds of thousands of tourists. This week, Tunisia’s tourism minister indicated that Tunisian airlines will ensure the transportation of Russian holidaymakers willing to visit the North African country.