Today is the 50th anniversary of Tunisia’s independence from France, and quite a bit ironically, I’m actually in Paris on this important day.
The first thing I would like to do is to salute everyone who played a role in liberating our country and to honor the memory of all the people who struggled for our country’s independence. You are all heroes, and you’ll live forever in Tunisia’s history and memories, as well as in our hearts.
Tunisia has come a long way from 1956 to today, and a lot has been accomplished, but of course we still have more to do together to go on building a better Tunisia for us and for the future generations.
It’s up to us to shed our passive attitudes and take a more active role in making Tunisia all we want it to be.
Tunisia is a dream, and just like those who gave their lives for the freedom of Tunisia believed in it, we too should believe and cherish this dream, and do all we can to make it a reality.
I’ll quote Mahatma Gandhi again here with his famous quote “You should be the change that you want to see in the world.”, and I’ll modify it to become, “We should all be the Tunisia that we want to see in the world.”