Thank you Brigadier General Ferjani and the Department of Military Health for allowing me to join this very important event.
While we all continue to face unprecedented challenges as a result of COVID-19, Tunisia has been extremely successful in combatting and preventing its spread. I hope to see Tunisia continue on this trajectory, and that it remains an example for other nations to follow.
The United States is committed to working with the Tunisian government to support its COVID-19 prevention and response efforts, both now and in the future. This locally-sourced personal protective equipment was funded by the U.S. Department of Defense and we offer it to the Tunisian armed forces.
I am proud to say that we are also aiming to meet the Ministry of Health’s request for similar equipment, and I am confident this will help Tunisia’s exemplary effort to be prepared for any potential future cases.
Thank you again for inviting me to attend today’s ceremony and may everyone remain virus free and healthy!