Paris, December 22, 2014
The French President warmly congratulates Mr Beji Caid Essebsi on being elected president. He wishes him every success in his mission to serve the Tunisian people.
The Head of State pays tribute to the determination, sense of responsibility and spirit of compromise shown by the Tunisian people and their representatives in completing the democratic transition with due respect for the aspirations of the 2011 revolution.
He also congratulates the government led by Mr Mehdi Jomaa and the Independent High Authority for Elections, which made an essential contribution to the success of the electoral process.
He again expresses his commitment to Franco-Tunisian friendship and confirms France’s desire to cooperate with Tunisia in every field./.