Obama invites new Tunisian leader to US

US President Barack Obama congratulated Tunisian premier on the ratification of a new constitution and the inauguration of his caretaker government.

Obama invites new Tunisian leader to US

World Bulletin / News Desk

US President Barack Obama on Monday invited Tunisian Prime MinisterMehdi Jomaa to visit Washington, days after a new Tunisian government replaced the Islamist partythat took power after a 2011 uprising.

Obama, in a phone call to Jomaa, congratulated him on the ratification of a new constitution and the inauguration of his caretaker government.

Three years after the uprising against autocrat Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali inspired revolts across the region, Tunisia adopted a new constitution last week and a technocrat government formally took over until elections this year.s.

"The president commended the efforts of all of Tunisia's parties to work together to secure the gains made since the start of Tunisia's revolution, which inspired people around the world," said a White House statement.

The statement said Obama invited the prime Minister to visit Washington later this year to continue to build the U.S.-Tunisian relationship.

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