New Tunisian prime minister to visit White HouseMarch 19, 2014 @ 7:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says Tunisia's new prime minister will visit President Barack Obama next month to discuss the North African nation's transition to democracy.
Obama press secretary Jay Carney says Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa is planning a trip April 4. The visit comes two months after Jomaa's government was put in place.
Carney says the two leaders will discuss how the United States can support Tunisia's democracy, which has developed since the overthrow of its dictator three years ago as part of the "Arab Spring."
Since the uprising, Tunisia has been wracked by terrorist attacks, social unrest and a limping economy. Carney says the two leaders will discuss possible economic, political and security assistance from the U.S. to support Jomaa's reform agenda and Tunisia's stability.
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