Obama to meet with Tunisian prime minister

AP News
Posted: Sep 27, 2011 11:05 AM
Obama to meet with Tunisian prime minister

President Barack Obama will meet with Tunisia's prime minister at the White House next week.

Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi took power after Tunisians overthrew their long-serving dictator in January. The uprising sparked the pro-democracy movement that has swept through the Arab world this year.

Tunisia will hold elections Oct. 23 for an assembly that will write a new constitution.

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The White House says Obama will discuss America's strong support for Tunisia's transition to democracy during his meeting with Essebsi on Oct. 7.