Tunisian President Kais Saied noted that Tunisia will not be a guardian of Europe’s borders in preventing the flow of illegal immigrants.
Saied affirmed that his country will only guard its own borders, according to a statement released by the presidency.
“There are criminal networks that traffic in human beings in the countries of origin or in countries of destination in Europe,” Saied highlighted during a phone call with President of the European Council Charles Michel.
He added: “Security solutions alone are not enough to eliminate the scourge.”
In the same vein, the Tunisian leader called for a new collective approach mainly by eliminating the root causes.
The Tunisian president reiterated that an international meeting must be held with the participation of all countries concerned with the issue.
Saied and Michel also discussed a number of other issues of common interest such as bilateral cooperation and Tunisia’s negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).