13 December 2012

Tunisia: William Burns Stresses U.S. Support for Democratic Transition Process in Nation

Carthage — U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, Thursday, reiterated the American support for the process of democratic transition in Tunisia, a presidency statement said Thursday.

Burns, who met Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki in Carthage, expressed his country's confidence in the ability of Tunisians to lay down foundations of constitutional institutions and draft a constitution respecting human rights and winning consensus of all sides, said the same source.

The meeting also focused on ways to foster bilateral relations and mechanisms to deepen Tunisian-American economic co-operation.

International and regional issues including the situation in Syria, the effects of the Mali crisis and security challenges posed to countries of the region were also discussed said the presidency.

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