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Obama congratulates Tunisian people on Independence Day

Published the:  20/03/2011

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March. 20, 2011 – TAP - US President Barack Obama sent a message to congratulate Interim President Foued Mebazaa and the Tunisian people, on the 55th Anniversary of Independence.
This is the first National Day since the people of Tunisia courageously and peacefully took their future into their own hands and began charting a new democratic course for their country", he pointed out.
President Obama said that "the events of the last few months have once again demonstrated the dignity and strength of the Tunisian people", reiterating the United State's support to Tunisians "in their pursuit of universal values".
He added that "the United States holds dear its centuries-old friendship with Tunisia", asserting that it "can continue to rely on this friendship as it pursues a brighter future".