Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of President Caid Essebsi of Tunisia
On Thursday, May 21, President Obama will host Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi at the White House. The visit will underscore the United States’ longstanding friendship with Tunisia, our commitment to strengthening and expanding our strategic partnership with Tunisia’s new government, and our support for the Tunisian people following their historic 2014 democratic elections. President Obama looks forward to discussing with President Caid Essebsi a range of issues pertaining to the continued consolidation of Tunisia’s democracy, U.S.-Tunisian security cooperation, and Tunisia’s efforts to advance important economic reforms. They will also discuss regional developments, including events in Libya and terrorist threats in the region.