On behalf of the American people, I want to offer my heartfelt congratulations to you and all Tunisians on the sixtieth anniversary of your independence. During these difficult times, Tunisia's steadfast commitment to inclusive democracy serves as a model for the world. We commend your enduring commitment to ensuring security and stability, as well as to modernizing your economy, even as you face daunting challenges. I take this opportunity to assure you of the tremendous value the United States places on our relationship with Tunisia, and of our unwavering support. I wish you a happy National Day and look forward to further strengthening our partnership.