Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki sent a congratulatory message to Barack Obama on his reelection as President of the United States, according to a press statement released by the office of the President of the Tunisian Republic.
In Wednesday’s letter, Marzouki highlighted his expectation that Obama’s second term would bring an increased vitality and dynamism to Tunisian-American relations. He added that the connection between the two countries and their people is very strong.
Marzouki concluded by stressing his hope that in the next four years, the relationship between the United States and Tunisia can grow to a new level of a “strategic partnership.”
His congratulations come two months after the attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, which many feared would hurt bilateral relations. After the incident, Marzouki publicly stated his condemnation for the violent acts and said, “these groups have crossed a red line.”