Tunisia bans UAE Emirates airline from landing in Tunis
SEE ALSO :Shall we ever catch up with Dubai?"We contacted our Tunisian brothers about security information that required taking specific procedures," Emirati Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash said via a Twitter post on Sunday. "We highly value Tunisian women and respect them," he added. Strained ties Tunisian government officials said the UAE had banned Tunisian women from flying to or transiting through its territory. On Friday, the Tunisian government added that it had asked the UAE ambassador to clarify what was happening and had been told that the measures were temporary and had already been lifted.
SEE ALSO :Why Kenya can’t drop more pointsAccording to AFP news agency, some Tunisian women said their journeys to the UAE had been delayed and some that their visas had to undergo additional examination. Tunisia has been trying to improve relations with the UAE that were damaged by its 2011 revolution. Tunisia's Ennahda party, part of the governing coalition also has links to Qatar, which have been cut off by the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain over its alleged support for terrorism.