# Can an analytic function defined on a maximal torus be extended analytically to all the Lie group?

Let $G$ be a compact group and $T$ a maximal torus on $G$. Suppose $f$ is an analytic function defined on $T$. Is there an analytic function $F$ on $G$ whose restriction agrees with $f$ on $T$?

Cartan shows more generally (see sections 6 and 7), that a real analytic function on a real analytic submanifold of $\mathbb R^n$ can be extended to a real analytic function on all of $\mathbb R^n$.