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The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with President Moncef Marzouki of Tunisia

This afternoon, Vice President Biden met with President Moncef Marzouki of Tunisia. The Vice President thanked the President for Tunisia’s assistance in relocating U.S. personnel from Libya and offered his condolences for Tunisian soldiers who died fighting terrorists on July 16th. The Vice President underscored the United States’ commitment to deepening security cooperation with Tunisia and supporting Tunisia as it conducts parliamentary and presidential elections in the coming months. Vice President Biden and President Marzouki agreed on the importance of a successful democratic transition in Tunisia, which would set an important precedent for the entire region.