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The Tunisian president calls for a "different dialogue" to extricate the country from its crisis

Tunisian President Kais Saied has expressed conditional readiness for dialogue to get the country out of its crisis, after his rejection of initiatives calling for a national dialogue.

The Tunisian presidency said, in a statement published on its official page on Facebook, that "President Qais Saeed met today at the Carthage Presidential Palace, Secretary-General of the People's Movement, Zuhair Maghzawi, and devoted the meeting to discussing the political, economic and social crisis and ways to get out of it."

She added that Said "expressed his readiness to envision dialogue to get out of this situation in Tunisia, and stressed that it must be a dialogue different from what Tunisia has known in recent years, and serious solutions to the people's issues must be sought."

He pointed out that Saeed, "stressed in this regard that the Tunisian people dealt with their problems themselves, and dialogue could be a framework in which to define and arrange solutions stemming from the popular will."

This is the first time for the Tunisian president to express his agreement to conduct a national dialogue, knowing that he had confirmed on April 6 that he would not negotiate with those he called "thieves."