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Carter, Tunisian President Discuss Defense Issues at Pentagon

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WASHINGTON, May 22, 2015 — The U.S.-Tunisian defense partnership, Tunisia's security situation, and counterterrorism assistance were topics of discussion when Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi met at the Pentagon yesterday, according to a DoD news release.

The two leaders discussed the importance of their nations’ growing partnership, the release said.

Carter encouraged Essebsi to continue the Tunisian military's deeper relationship with the United States, according to the release.

Both leaders stated that they look forward to working together more in the future, the release said.