RIYADH: Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan received a phone call from his Tunisian counterpart during which he was informed of the latest developments and events in Tunisia.
President Kais Saied ousted the government and suspended parliament with help from the army on Sunday.
During the call, Prince Faisal affirmed the Kingdom's “keenness on the security, stability and prosperity of Tunisia” and its support for everything that would achieve this.
The two officials also reviewed bilateral relations and ways to support and enhance them in various fields.
Saied invoked emergency powers under the constitution late on Sunday to dismiss Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and suspend parliament for 30 days.
His intervention followed protests in major cities on Sunday over the government's handling of the pandemic, with a spike in cases, and the economy.
Later on Monday, Saied extended some existing measures aimed at countering the pandemic, including a curfew and internal travel bans, but which would also have the effect of dampening street opposition.