Today, the people of Tunisia, a country in the northernmost part of Africa, celebrate their Independence Day commemorating the country’s independence from France in 1956. Tunisia celebrates this day with military parades and a special ceremony at the presidential palace.
With a population of about 10 million, Tunisia is bordered by Algeria and Libya. It is a unitary semi-presidential representative democratic republic and is considered as the only full democratic country in the Arab region. Tunisia is active internationally, participating in organizations such as the Union for the Mediterranean, the Arab League, the African Union, and the Arab Maghreb Union. It maintains close relations with European countries, especially France and Italy whose cultural traditions heavily influenced Tunisian society.
We congratulate the people and the government of Tunisia led by Prime Minister Youseff Chahed and President Beji Essebsi on the occasion of their country’s Independence Day.