The Tunisian presidency announced, on Saturday, that President Kais Saied had sent an official invitation to the President of the Presidential Council, Mohammed Menfi, and the Algerian President, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to visit Tunis on April 22.

Libya, Algeria and Tunisia had agreed during their meeting in Algeria on the sidelines of the summit of gas exporting countries at the beginning of last March to hold a tripartite meeting at the presidential level every three months, to coordinate partnership and cooperation efforts.

In his last regular meeting with representatives of the Algerian press, President Abdelmadjid Tebboune discussed the Maghreb bloc project with Tunisia and Libya, noting that it would be an entity to “revive joint Maghreb action” and coordinate work in order to unify the stances of these countries on many international issues.

Tebboune stressed his aspiration to establish a new political structure in the Maghreb region, which would come as an alternative to the Arab Maghreb Union, which was established by the three countries alongside Morocco and Mauritania decades ago, saying that “based on the current vacuum, where there is no joint Maghreb action, we decided to hold Maghreb meetings without excluding any party.” 

In reference to Morocco, Tebboune stressed in his speech that this bloc is not directed against any other country, as the door is open to the countries of the region because it is unacceptable to isolate any party.

After the consultative meeting of this bloc, which will be held in Tunisia, it is expected that Tripoli will host the second meeting, but there's no specific date so far.