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Obama to designate Tunisia as major non-NATO ally| Reuters

May 22, 2015    

WASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday that he plans to designate Tunisia as a major non-NATO ally of the United States, recognising the country's democratic progress after the 2011 Arab Spring uprising.After a meeting with Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi in the Oval Office, where the leaders discussed instability in neighbouring Libya and the region, Obama said the United States will provide short-term aid so Tunisia can complete economic reforms."At this critical time in world history, we think it's very important for us to continue to expand the economic assistanc...

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