S.Res.217 - A resolution welcoming Prime Minister Youssef Chahed of the Tunisian Republic on his first official visit to the United States, congratulating the people of the Tunisian Republic on their embrace of democracy after decades of dictatorship, and encouraging future reforms.115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] (Introduced 07/11/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/11/2017 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S3922-3923) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Res.217 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/11/2017)
Welcomes Prime Minister Chahed of the Tunisian Republic on his first official visit to the United States.
Commends: (1) Tunisia's political leaders for their willingness to compromise and work together in the national interest and form a national unity government; and (2) the people and government of Tunisia for their resilience in the face of terrorist attacks and their enduring commitment to a free, democratic, and peaceful republic.
Reaffirms: (1) the U.S. commitment to provide assistance to the Tunisian Republic in support of its ongoing transition to an inclusive, prosperous, and secure democracy; and (2) the continuing friendship between the U.S. and Tunisian people.
Condemns all acts of terrorism.
Encourages the Prime Minister and parliament of Tunisia to work together to accelerate economic reforms and anti-corruption measures.
Looks forward to the continued implementation of the 2014 Tunisian constitution.
Urges: (1) Tunisian authorities to prevent the flow of Tunisian jihadist fighters to Syria and Iraq; (2) Tunisia's neighbors and partners to work with the Tunisian government to counter terrorist threats, secure borders, and support Tunisia's democratic transition; and (3) the Tunisian government to cease support for all measures that target Israel in United Nations organizations.