Readout of the President’s Call with President Beji Caid Essebsi of Tunisia

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s Call with President Beji Caid Essebsi of Tunisia

President Obama spoke today with President Beji Caid Essebsi of Tunisia to offer condolences and support following the March 18 terrorist attack against the National Bardo Museum in Tunis.  President Obama extended sympathy, on behalf of all Americans, to the victims’ families and loved ones.  The President commended the Tunisian people for their commitment to standing strong and united in the face of terrorism, and reiterated that Tunisia’s inclusive democracy is a powerful example in the region and beyond.  The President affirmed our continued robust cooperation on counterterrorism and broader security issues with the Tunisian government and offered continued U.S. assistance and support in the ongoing investigation.