Today, September 14, marks one year since the violent attack against the U.S. Embassy and the American Cooperative School of Tunis. Throughout the past year, despite the grave damage to our facilities, the Embassy has continued to function and carry out its work to strengthen the friendship between our nations that has existed for more than 200 years. The American School has also continued its mission to educate nearly 600 students from Tunisia and over 71 other countries. We remain here, and we continue this important work that benefits our two countries and our two peoples.
Those violent extremists who attacked us a year ago do not represent the values of tolerance and mutual respect that mark Tunisian society. The attackers sought not only to destroy the buildings of the Embassy and the School; they also aimed to ruin the historic relationship between our two peoples. Clearly, they failed on both counts. We have repaired the physical damage to our buildings, and we have enhanced the strong relationship between Tunisia and the United States.
Last updated: September 13, 2013