The United States on Tuesday said that forming a new Tunisian government is a positive step and encouraged further action three months after a presidential power grab.
“The new government, which includes 10 female ministers, is a welcoming step forwards towards addressing the significant economic, health and social challenges facing the country,” State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters.
“We look forward to further announcements to establish a broadly inclusive process for a rapid return to constitutional order,” Price affirmed.
On Monday, Najla Bouden was named as the North African country’s first female prime minister and vowed to put a priority on fighting corruption.
President Kais Saied in July suspended parliament and sacked a government supported by Islamist-inspired party Ennahdha, following months of growing public anger over an economic crisis and the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The United States last week voiced disappointment over a crackdown on media in Tunisia.