The decision came from royal instructions after the death of late Tunisian President Caid Essebsi on July 25.
Rabat – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation announced the cancelation of a reception planned at the Moroccan embassy in Tunisia to celebrate the Throne Day after the death of Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi.
The ministry issued a statement on Saturday, July 27 to convey a the royal instructions ordering the cancelation of the ceremony following the death of the late president, who died on July 25 after a health issues.
In the statement, the ministry said that the plan to cancel the celebration in Tunisia is a “sign of sharing feelings of sadness and compassion with the brotherly Tunisian Republic after this big loss.”
The ministry also called diplomatic ties with Morocco “exceptional.”
World leaders attended the funeral of Tunisian president as the country is preparing for elections.
Among the attendees was Prince Moulay Rachid,French President Emmanuel Macron, Spain’s King Felipe VI, Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim ben Hamad Al-Thani, and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas.
Thousands of Tunisian people raised the Tunisian flag to mourn and pay final homage for late president and his reforms.
World leaders praised the late president for his democratic vision
Macron expressed affection and respect for Tunisian people, saying that Essebsi was a “man of battles and of conquests” e who showed “strength of character”.
“He taught me a lot,” Macron said.