I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to the four organizations that have just been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2015 for conducting national dialogue in Tunisia - the Tunisian General Labor Union (Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail - UGTT), the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (Union Tunisienne de l’Industrie, du Commerce et de l’Artisanat - UTICA), the Tunisian Human Rights League (La Ligue Tunisienne pour la Défense des Droits de l’Homme - LTDH), and the Tunisian Order of Lawyers (Ordre National des Avocats de Tunisie). Beyond that, my thoughts are with all Tunisians.
This Nobel Prize acknowledges the tireless efforts undertaken to promote democracy in Tunisia. It recognizes Tunisian civil society for its maturity and its understanding of the best interests of the country and the Tunisian people. It is a message of hope for the democratic aspirations being expressed in the Arab world and beyond. France will spare no effort in lending its support to Tunisia.