Ennaceur dismayed by British decision to ban electronic devices on flights from Tunisia | Tunisia News Gazette

Ennaceur dismayed by British decision to ban electronic devices on flights from Tunisia

Speaker of the House of People’s Representatives (HPR), Mohamed Ennaceur, expressed his dismay at the British government’s decision to ban electronic devices on flights from Tunisia.

At his meeting Friday in Bardo with UK Ambassador in Tunis, Louise De Sousa, Ennaceur said this decision “does not reflect the deep relations of friendship between the two countries, nor the will of this country to continue supporting the democratic transition in Tunisia”.

He called on the British diplomat to inform the British Prime Minister and the Speaker of the House of Commons of his dismay at the decision, a HPR statement said.

Mohamed Ennaceur also expressed his condolences to the ambassador following the recent terrorist attack near the UK parliament.

For her part, Louise De Sousa stated that her country understands the position of Tunisia, explaining that “this decision is part of the prevention of terrorism”.

She stressed the importance of strengthening parliamentary co-operation through the Tunisia-United Kingdom Parliamentary Friendship Group, with a view to further developing bilateral relations and serving the interests of both countries.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs had summoned the ambassador of the United Kingdom in Tunis to the department headquarters on March 24 to provide details on the British authorities’ ban on laptops and tablets in flights from five Arab countries including Tunisia.

The British government had decided on March 21 to ban digital electronic devices on flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.

Source: TAP news Agency

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