The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 17, 2017
Readout of the President’s Call with President Beji Caid Essebsi of Tunisia
President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Beji Caid Essebsi of Tunisia to discuss Tunisia’s democratic transition and our counterterrorism partnership. President Trump praised Tunisia’s stability and security as it continues its democratic transition more than six years after the revolution in January 2011. The two leaders also discussed the terrorist threats that Tunisia is facing and the importance of counterterrorism cooperation. The leaders reaffirmed the historic United States-Tunisia relationship and agreed to maintain close cooperation, including on security matters, and seek additional ways to expand cooperation between the two countries.