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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Jomaa of Tunisia

President Obama called Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa of Tunisia today to congratulate him and the Tunisian people on the ratification of their new constitution and on the inauguration of PM Jomaa’s independent government to lead the country to elections.  The President commended the efforts of all of Tunisia’s parties to work together to secure the gains made since the start of Tunisia’s revolution, which inspired people around the world.  The President invited the Prime Minister to visit Washington later this year to continue to build the U.S.-Tunisian relationship.  The United States will continue to be a friend and partner to Tunisia to support its democratic transition, to bolster security, and to promote a more peaceful and prosperous future.