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U.S. Secretary of State affirms his country's support to Tunisia for better future.

CARTHAGE, (TAP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said, Friday, President Barack Obama and the American people will stand with Tunisia in its journey for a better future.

In press remarks, after his meeting with President Beji Caid Essebsi in Carthage, Kerry said he was pleased to be back in Tunisia, a visit which continues the close co-operation between Tunisia and the United States and underscores full and strong commitment of the People of the United States to the journey towards democracy, he said.

Speaking of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2015, the U.S. Secretary of State said the people of Tunisia take great pride in the fact that all of them are part of this extraordinary effort to build a future through compromise and through dialogue.

"The whole world is watching Tunisia, "he further underlined. "Tunisia is really an inspiring story for the whole world of what can happen when people demand for themselves the ability to be able to participate in their government, to have a government that is accountable," Kerry added.

In a press statement, President Beji Caid Essebsi commended U.S. permanent support to Tunisia, reasserting "his attachment to implement the agreements signed during his official visit to the US last May."

The Head of State also reaffirmed Tunisia's attachment to carrying out economic reforms after having taken significant steps in the democratic process.

He also renewed his commitment to be the guarantor of success of the emerging democracy in Tunisia despite the great challenges faced by the country, including in first place terrorism.

He also spoke of the situation in the region which made Tunisia stand in the front line in the fight against this scourge.

U.S. Secretary of State is visiting Tunisia to lead his country's delegation to the second Tunisia-US Strategic Dialogue.

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Date:Nov 13, 2015
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