Tunisia cannot face Islamic militants alone, president says

British double Olympic champion Mo Farah.
British double Olympic champion Mo Farah.PHOTO: AFP
Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi (centre) in March 2015.
Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi (centre) in March 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

PORT EL KANTAOUI, Tunisia (AFP) - Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi told AFP on Friday his country cannot stand up to the Islamic militant threat alone, after a gunman killed 28 people at a tourist resort.

"We note that Tunisia faces an international movement. It cannot respond alone to this. On the same day at the same time France has been the target of such an operation, and Kuwait too," Essebsi said.

"This proves the need for a global strategy and that all democratic countries must now join forces."