Updated: February 28, 2021
United States Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo has sent a congratulatory message to the government of Tunisia as she celebrates her 63rd anniversary of Independence on March 20, 2019.
In a Press Statement, Pompe described Tunisia as an inspiration to the world commending their desire to pursue peace and seek dialogue. “I offer congratulations to the Tunisian people on the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of Tunisia’s independence.”
[read_more id="2" more="Read full article" less="Read less"]
“Tunisia’s impressive democratic transition continues to serve as an inspiration to the world. We commend the Tunisian people for your dedication to peaceful dialogue, consensus building, and reform through democratic means. The United States will continue to support Tunisia’s efforts to strengthen its security and develop its economy,” a section of the press statement read.
Evoking on all Tunisians to use the day to “reflect on and celebrate the unity, resolve, and resilience of the Tunisian people,” the US statesman extended to his “sincere wishes for a productive and prosperous year ahead.”
Tunisia independence is celebrated annually on 20 March as the North African nation recalls the historic treaty signed on March 20, 1956, formally recognizing its independence from France.
On 25 June 1957, Tunisia became a republic with Habib Bourguiba as its first president. Since then, March 20 has been a public throughout the nation.