In an exclusive interview with Al Arabiya, Essebsi explained that the founding king advised the late Tunisian President Habib Bourguiba to adopt the politics of stages, which is the policy now pursued by Tunisia at present.
After a week of controversy about the expected visit, Guitouni stated that "the Saudi Crown Prince's visit is an expression of friendliness to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and has nothing to do with oil prices in the global market".
Protesters shout slogans and hold signs opposing the visit of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Tunis, Tunisia, November 26, 2018.
A protest is underway in the Tunisian capital, Tunis against a visit by Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman over killing of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.
The journalists' union has hung a banner on its building showing an image of the crown prince holding a bone saw and reading "no to the desecration of Tunisia".
Prince Mohammed is expected to attend the G20 summit in Argentina next week.
The complaint also accuses the crown prince and Saudi government of torture of Saudi citizens.
In addition to the Crown Prince's visit, a high-level trade delegation that would include a number of Saudi investors will hold a joint Saudi-Egyptian Business Council meeting to discuss the Council's plan of action to increase opportunities for cooperation and joint investment.
Since the 2011 "Arab Spring" uprising, which unseated several entrenched rulers in the region and triggered turmoil, Tunisia has undergone a democratic transition and is one of the few Arab countries to allow protests. It read: "No to the pollution of the Tunisian revolution".
"The king reiterated Bahrain's complete rejection of attempts targeting Saudi Arabia", said a statement carried by BNA on Monday.
"A decision by Argentine officials to move toward investigation would be a strong signal that even powerful officials like Mohammed bin Salman are not beyond the reach of the law", Roth said.
Last week Essebsi adviser Nourredine Ben Ticha said the truth about the killing of Khashoggi must be established but the incident should not be used to harm the kingdom's stability. However, the Trump administration has been reluctant to further punish the Saudi government, citing alliance significance and Saudi Arabia's purchase of USA military equipment. The four accused Doha of supporting terrorism and Iran - charges Doha denies.
Travelling overseas for the first time since the killing, the crown prince is visiting Arab allies before heading to a Group of 20 summit in Argentina this week, where he may face questions about the gruesome slaying. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time.