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Kerry visits Tunisia, encourages country's steps toward democracy
Kerry visits Tunisia, encourages country's steps toward democracy

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry made a brief visit to Tunisia on Tuesday to show support for the strides the country has taken toward Western-style democracy. Continuing a weeklong trip that began in East Asia, Kerry flew to Tunis, the capital, to discuss with senior officials “the progress made in Tunisia’s democratic transition, and continued U.S. support for the Tunisian government and people,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement. Kerry told President Moncef Marzouki after arriving: “We are very impressed by the steps you have been taking, by the rational thoughtful approach to the...

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