The government in Tunisia confirmed that it is fully prepared on a military, security, and a humanitarian prevention level, in caution of a new war breaking in its neighboring country. Moreover it will not get involved in any war The North Atlantic Treaty Organization decides to take on, even if it were for the reasons of defeating and terminating ISIS.
Khaled Shawkat, prime ministerial spokesperson, in an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, said that the government is keeping up on its efforts with the U.N. special envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler. They are also discussing all that is possible with Libyan parties and concerned international forces to achieve peace in Libya and in hope of avoiding war.
Even though Tunisia is constructing roughly a 200 km barrier, which runs along its border with Libya, MP Shawkat asserted that borders with Libya will not be closed. He also welcomed all his fellow Libyan citizens seeking refuge from the war in Tunisia.
Terrorist threats are real in view of the disturbed atmosphere across the borders with Libya, Tunisian MP Shawkat added.
Tunisia is saving no effort to seriously face all terrorist threats, however, persistently opts to achieve balance between the right to maintain its homeland security and the long-held course of diplomacy it believes in. regarding not interfering in its neighboring countries affairs.
Tunisia suffers no disastrous dilemma, Shawkat affirmed. The situation is completely under control, moreover, there is an approximate ready-for-investment 8 billion dollars that are postponed on employment due to hold ups and disorders, he added.
On the question of the ruling party resigning, Shawkat said that Nidaa Tounes will not seize and the crisis will be topped.