Tunisia Caucus Co-Chairs Hastings and Schweikert Applaud the Democratic Election of President Saied of Tunisia

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Washington, D.C., October 18, 2019 | comments

Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and David Schweikert (R-AZ), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Tunisia Caucus, sent the following letter to newly-elected President Kais Saied of Tunisia to congratulate him on becoming the country’s second democratically elected president since the Jasmin Revolution. Furthermore, the letter applauds President Saied’s announcement to prioritize respect for the constitution, the rule of law, and the equal application of the law to all Tunisians. (Please find below and attached a copy of the letter):

October 17, 2019

 

His Excellency Kais Saied
President
Republic of Tunisia
Palace of the Republic of Tunisia
La Goulette Rd,
Carthage, Tunisia

Dear Mr. President:

We write to congratulate you on your success in Tunisia’s recent presidential election. The significance of your victory as Tunisia’s second democratically elected president since the Jasmin Revolution cannot be overstated. Indeed, Tunisia remains a beacon of hope and inspiration for people in the region and around the world who cherish the democratic process.

We applaud your recent announcement that you will prioritize respect for the constitution, the rule of law, and the equal application of the law to all Tunisians. Please know that we stand ready to assist you in this endeavor, as well as your work fighting terrorism and corruption. Our two countries have a long history of helping each other in these and many other areas of mutual interest, and we look forward to continuing such work as we further strengthen an already invaluable partnership and friendship.

Once again, congratulations on your success in the election. We wish you the best of luck and look forward to working with you in the days, months, and years ahead.

Sincerely,

Alcee L. Hastings
Member of Congress   
Co-Chair Tunisia Caucus

David Schweikert
Member of Congress
Co-Chair Tunisia Caucus

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings serves as Vice-Chairman of the House Rules Committee, Chairman of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, and Co-Chairman of the Florida Delegation.

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