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The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with President Beji Caid Essebsi of Tunisia

Vice President Biden hosted Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi for a meeting today at the Naval Observatory. The Vice President underscored the importance the United States places on ensuring that democracy succeeds in Tunisia. Vice President Biden and President Caid Essebsi spoke in depth about the steps required to attract jobs and investment to Tunisia. President Caid Essebsi and his delegation emphasized the Tunisian government’s resolve to move forward on several key economic reforms, including legislation to update Tunisia’s investment code and strengthen its banking system to the benefit of the Tunisian people. The Vice President made clear the United States’ commitment to provide technical expertise as well as enhanced economic and security assistance to help Tunisia’s leaders ensure that democracy delivers for their people.