During his participation at the International Summit for a New Global Financial Charter in Paris, Tunisian President Kais Saied voiced serious allegations against the West. He charged them with diverting the funds of loans granted to African nations for their own interests.
Saied stated, “The loans that have been granted to several countries didn’t serve the people and achieved nothing. Instead, they were expropriated, and you know by whom. The wealth that was pillaged and is now held in banks in the northern hemisphere, why is it not returned to our people?”
The Tunisian president further touched upon the pressing global crises, such as climate change and pandemics like COVID-19. He questioned, “Who bears the responsibility for global warming? Who is to blame for the world’s pandemics, like COVID? You all know what has befallen Africans and humanity in the Southern Hemisphere.”
Highlighting the role of past dictatorial regimes, Saied mentioned that these governments enabled many countries to protect their interests at the expense of the relevant populations. He said, “We wish to collaborate with you in constructing a new world order that benefits all of humanity.”
The Tunisian President stressed that the existing global crisis can only be mitigated through principles of justice and equity, particularly on the international stage. He concluded, “We don’t want to be victims of this world order, which could be rebuilt upon our sorrows and pains.”
The summit, held in Paris, saw participation from close to 100 leaders of states and governments, heads of multilateral development banks, 120 NGOs, 70 private sector collaborators, and 40 international organizations.