Chargée d’Affaires a.i. Natasha Franceschi Visits the Oudhna Archaeological Site

Chargée d’Affaires a.i. Natasha Franceschi visited the Oudhna archaeological site to review our ongoing project to renovate the site’s ancient cisterns as part of the U.S.-funded Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation. While at Oudhna, Chargée Franceschi engaged with the Tunisian Scouts who are actively preserving prominent cultural heritage sites across Tunisia, like Oudhna, by volunteering …

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Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Erica Thibault Meets With Participants in the Smithsonian FolkLife Festival

We are invested in Tunisia’s growth as an international tourist destination – and festivals are a dynamic component of cultural tourism! Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Erica Thibault met with Tunisian representatives from the Ministries of Tourism and Culture and the private sector who will be participating in the Smithsonian FolkLife Festival in Washington D.C. …

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Launch of the Archaeological Site of Oudhna Restoration Project

In the presence of the Minister of Cultural Affairs, Mohamed Zine El Abidine, and Tunisian government and parliament representatives, Ambassador Blome launched the Oudhna archeological site restauration project.  The site located in the Ben Arous Governorate, and the project will restore the ancient cisterns and provide storage for ancient artifacts.  Work on the site, which …

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Ambassador Blome Visit to Djerba

May 21, 2019 – This year’s Lag B’Omer ceremony and Al Ghriba pilgrimage coincided with the month of Ramadan.  This was a strong example of religious coexistence and freedom of expression.  Ambassador Blome joined Tunisian government officials and other honorable guests at an Iftar offered by the Jewish community, a gesture emphasizing once again the …

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