Tunis/Tunisia — European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell on Tuesday said that "the EU is closely following the development of the situation in Tunisia."
"The country's democratic foundations, respect of the rule of law, the Constitution and the legislative framework must be preserved while remaining attuned to the wishes and aspirations of the Tunisian people," he said in his statement in the name of the EU posted on the European Council website on Tuesday.
"We therefore call for the restoration of institutional stability as soon as possible, and in particular for the resumption of parliamentary activity, respect for fundamental rights and refraining from all forms of violence," he added.
"We will continue to follow developments closely, while recalling the considerable support of the European Union and its Member States for Tunisia in the context of a serious pandemic and economic crisis. The preservation of democracy and stability in the country is a priority," reads the statement.