Tunisia National Day

Press Statement
Rex W. Tillerson
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
March 20, 2017

On behalf of President Trump and the people of the United States, I am delighted to join the Tunisian people in celebrating the 61st anniversary of Tunisia’s independence.

Tunisians have taken impressive steps forward on their post-2011 path to democracy, building on the hard-won achievements Tunisia has made through its commitment to open government and citizen engagement.

Tunisia’s Independence Day celebrates not just the commemoration of a past event, but serves as an opportunity to renew the promise for a better and brighter future built on strong pillars of good governance and economic reforms, on a stable foundation of security.

The United States is committed to strengthening its partnership with our Tunisian friends and allies, which contributes to regional security and prosperity. I wish the people of Tunisia a joyful Independence Day celebration.