Highlights From The Prosper Africa Conference

Tunis – February 6, 2020 “Prosper Africa and the Joint Economic Committee demonstrated our commitment  to strengthening the U.S.-Tunisia economic relationship and helping Tunisia become a gateway to Africa for U.S. firms.” – Ambassador Donald Blome, speaking at the Prosper Africa opening ceremony. U.S.-Tunisia Joint Economic Commission (JEC) At the third session of the U.S.-Tunisia …

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U.S.-Tunisia Joint Economic Commission (JEC)

U.S.-Tunisia Joint Economic Commission (JEC) Statement by the Republic of Tunisia and the United States of America At the third session of the U.S.-Tunisia Joint Economic Commission (JEC) held today, Friday the 7th of February, in Tunis, Tunisian Minister of Trade Omar Béhi and U.S. Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Joseph Semsar …

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USAID and the United Bank for Africa Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Advance the Two-Way Trade and Investment Goals of Prosper Africa

Tunis, Tunisia 06 February 2020 U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Prosper Africa initiative is partnering with the United Bank for Africa (UBA) to increase two-way trade and investment between the United States and the nations of Africa.   This partnership ensures businesses are equipped with the technical and financial tools they need to …

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PROSPER AFRICA: SPEAKERS AND SCHEDULE CONFIRMED

Tunis, Tunisia 06 February 2020 Tony Elumelu, Nigerian philanthropist and entrepreneur, Chairman of the United Bank for Africa group, and founder of the largest African philanthropic initiative devoted to supporting entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the Prosper Africa conference, taking place February 6, 2020, in Tunis, Tunisia. The Prosper …

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Deputy Chief of Mission LoGerfo Remarks at Enactus Reception

Good evening everyone.  I am delighted to participate in Enactus’s first global summit, celebrating the accomplishments of entrepreneurs from 27 countries.  I would like to thank Minister of Education and Interim Minister of Higher Education, Hatem Ben Salem, Minister of Tourism and Interim Minister of Transport, René Trabelsi, Enactus Global CEO Rachael Jarosh, and Enactus …

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Ambassador Blome’s Remarks at the Fourth Edition of Open Start Up Tunisia

Good evening, everyone. It is my pleasure to join you for the closing ceremony for the fourth edition of Open Start Up Tunisia. First, I would like to acknowledge many contributions that have made OST4 a success. To the organizing committee led by Houda Ghozzi, you have a built a model of entrepreneurship education that …

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PROSPER AFRICA: REGISTRATION OPEN

Tunis, Tunisia 06 February 2020 Registration is now open for the U.S. Embassy and American Chamber of Commerce of Tunisia’s conference promoting Prosper Africa  at this link: http://seminr.site/ . Prosper Africa, the U.S. government initiative to increase trade and investment between the United States and Africa, will provide a greater connection between the U.S. and African …

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Ambassador Blome in Sfax

Ambassador Blome made his first official trip to Sfax this week.  While in town, he met with Governor Anis Oueslati, the President of the University of Sfax and the heads of 19 other educational institutions based in Sfax. Ambassador Blome also had dinner with members of the local AmCham chapter, and visited students and classes …

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CES 2020, Las Vegas, January 7-10, 2020

Dear Friends, The U.S. Embassy Tunis and AmCham Tunis are pleased to announce CES®2020, which is the largest tradeshow and marketplace for consumer technology!  This spectacular event will take place January 7-10, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  We invite you to join the Tunisian delegation to this annual trade event. About CES CES is the …

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U.S. Embassy Supports Open Start up Tunisia (OST)

“Tunup” team, winners of Open Start up Tunisia (OST) of the third edition of the Fostering Entrepreneurship in Tunisian Higher Education project participated in Columbia’s Venture Competition in New York City 3-12 April 2019. The team composed of cross-disciplinary students, as well as their two coaches, pitched their idea of transforming the waste from harissa …

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“The US is the Top Export Country for Tunisian Handicrafts.” – Ambassador Blome

Chief of Staff Ferchichi, Director General Ben Halima, Representatives of partner organizations and artisans, Esteemed journalists, Hello and welcome.  I am delighted to be here to participate in the signing of the partnership agreement between the ONAT and Family Health International (FHI) 360.  I am also glad to be a part of this impressive Tunisian …

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Women Entrepreneurs Forum

USAID and Tunisia JOBS organized the “Women Entrepreneurs’ Forum” on Wednes- day, March 6, 2019. The Forum celebrated In- ternational Women’s Rights Day, with the Min- ister of Vocational Training and Employment, His Excellency the United States Ambassador to Tunisia, the USAID Mission Director, and the Tunisia JOBS Chief of Party in attendance. The event …

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Remarks by Ambassador Rubinstein at OpenStartUp – Tunisia Competition Closing Ceremony

Remarks by Ambassador Rubinstein at OpenStartUp – Tunisia Competition Closing Ceremony January 19, 2018 Good evening!  We are proud of our support for this linkage project between Columbia University and the OpenStartUp-Tunisia competition over the last two years. Entrepreneurship is important not just for its ability to grow jobs and innovation, but for a more …

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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission at Tunisian Chambers of Commerce and Industry Forum

Good morning, Ambassador Rubinstein is presently out of the country, but sends his greetings and wishes for a successful Forum.  I am pleased to represent him at this important event, and would like to thank Minister Behi for his remarks and invitation. I look forward to hearing from the other distinguished speakers, as well. Supporting …

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Joint Statement of the U.S-Tunisia Trade and Investment Council

TUNIS, TUNISIA — The United States-Tunisia Trade and Investment Council met on April 21, 2017 in Tunis under the bilateral Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).  Ambassador Mokhtar Chaouachi, Director General for Asia and the Americas in the Tunisian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, hosted the Council meeting, which is the seventh held since the TIFA …

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Ambassador Rubinstein’s Remarks at Souk At-Tanmia Launch Ceremony

As prepared for delivery  Ambassador Remarks at Souk At-Tanmia Launch Ceremony Good morning everyone, I am delighted to be here to participate in this very special occasion.  I want to take a moment to thank Minister of Employment and Vocational Training Imed Hammami, our partners who participated in this project, and all of you for taking …

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Ambassador Gives Remarks at EFE Graduation Ceremony

Minister of Employment and Vocational Training, Imed Hammami EFE Tunisia CEO, Lamia Chaffai; Ladies and Gentlemen, good evening. I am very glad to be with you at this ceremony celebrating 172 new graduates; of whom 135 are with us.  As of today, you are starting your professional careers and embracing your hopes for a successful …

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Ambassador’s Remarks at the Inauguration of AmCham’s new Center Chapter in Sousse

Ambassador’s Remarks   at the Inauguration of AmCham’s new Center Chapter in Sousse Good afternoon.  On behalf of the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, I would like first to congratulate the extended family of AmCham Tunisia for opening this new chapter in the Center region, which I understand will cover Sousse, Mahdia, and Monastir.  Thanks to …

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The IRC Hosts a Workshop on SMART Governance for Small and Medium Businesses

The IRC hosted a workshop on SMART Governance for Small and Medium Businesses, led by Imen Ameur, Governance Consultant and former Research Assistant at Harvard Kennedy School. The workshop focused on the governance models that Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) need as well as the managerial and technological  tools that could be used by SMBs …

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Remarks by Assistant Secretary of Commerce Arun M. Kumar at the Tunisia2020 Investment Conference

Remarks by Assistant Secretary of Commerce Arun M. Kumar at the Tunisia2020 Investment Conference U.S. EMBASSY TUNIS MARDI 29 NOVEMBRE 2016 Mr. President, Ministers,Your Excellencies, and distinguished representatives, thank you for the opportunity to join you today. As we approach the six year anniversary of Tunisia’s revolution, we must reflect upon the magnitude of the …

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Launch of the Tunisia E-Business Network Platform

Deputy Chief of Mission Kathleen Hanson gave remarks at the July 24 launch of the Tunisia E-Business Network. The U.S. government awarded the Tunis Chamber of Commerce a grant of $250,000 to create and launch this digital web-based platform for Tunisian exporters to facilitate international trade transactions in Mediterranean and global markets. The Tunisia e-Business …

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