Deputy Chief of Mission Natasha Franceschi Attends EFE Graduation Ceremony

Deputy Chief of Mission Natasha Franceschi joined the Minister of Vocational Training and Employment Nasreddine Nsibi at a graduation ceremony to celebrate 250 youth from Beja, Jendouba, Siliana, Gabes, Medenine, and Tataouine who successfully completed technical and soft skills training through Education For Employment Tunisia and secured jobs with 23 different employers. The U.S. Embassy is proud to …

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Ambassador Donald Blome Meets Minister of Transportation Rabie Al Majidi

Ambassador Donald Blome met today with Minister of Transportation Rabie Al Majidi to discuss opportunities for future collaboration in the transport sector. They agreed on the importance of enhancing Tunisia’s ports to promote Tunisian exports and thereby create new job opportunities. Aside from U.S. government assistance, Ambassador Blome discussed with Minister Al Majidi how the …

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U.S. Donates 336,000 Johnson and Johnson Vaccine Doses

Providing safe, effective, and free vaccines is a key component of the United States’ commitment to combating the COVID-19 pandemic in Tunisia and globally. Today, we delivered 336,000 Johnson and Johnson vaccine doses in support of Tunisia’s national COVID-19 vaccination goals. Since July, the United States has directly donated over 2 million COVID-19 vaccines to …

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Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, Erica Thibault, Inaugurates a $2 Million UNODC-Led Prisoner Rehabilitation Program

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, Erica Thibault, and State Attorney, Imed Derouiche, inaugurated a $2 million UNODC-led prisoner rehabilitation program designed to reduce recidivism in Tunisian prisons using internationally recognized best practices. This project will utilize “Nelson Mandela Rules,” which honors the legacy of the late President of South Africa and human rights champion, Nelson …

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U.S. Embassy Donates 5,000 English Language Books to 52 Primary Schools Across Tunisia

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Erica Thibault joined Secretary General of the Ministry of Education Hedi Hamdaoui and Director of International Cooperation Mehdi Ezzine today for a book donation ceremony at the Ministry headquarters. In cooperation with the Ministry of Education, the U.S. Embassy donated about 5000 English language books to be distributed to 52 …

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U.S. Embassy Honors the Dedication and Sacrifices of the Healthcare Professionals at Abderrahman Mami Hospital

In lieu of our National Day festivities, U.S. Embassy Tunisia honored the dedication and sacrifices of the healthcare professionals at Abderrahman Mami Hospital who are on the frontline fighting COVID-19. Ambassador Donald Blome and the U.S. Embassy community conveyed our deepest respect for their professionalism, compassion and selflessness.

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Launch of Tunisia’s First Higher Education Teacher Training Partnership with Columbia University

The U.S. Embassy, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the Columbia Global Centers Tunis, and Columbia University Teachers College are proud to announce the launch of a two-year, $500,000 (1.375.000 TND) university linkage to build the capacity of Tunisian educators and support young learners throughout Tunisia. Through this initiative, Columbia University and the …

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U.S. Donation Ceremony of Critical COVID-19 PPE Equipment to Hospitals in Ben Guerdane and Remada

Chargé d’Affaires Gregory LoGerfo met with Minister of Health Faouzi Mehdi to reaffirm U.S. support for Tunisia’s efforts in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.  The meeting was followed by a donation ceremony of critical COVID-19 PPE equipment to hospitals in Ben Guerdane and Remada, including thousands of locally procured protective suits, blouses, glasses, shoe covers, and …

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Chargé d’Affaires Gregory LoGerfo Remarks at FSVC Conference

Tunis, February 28, 2020 Good evening everyone.  I am proud to join you to celebrate the tremendous success of the Financial Services Volunteer Corps in Tunisia.  I would like to thank Andrew Spindler – the CEO of FSVC – for the kind invitation and to his team for putting together this terrific event. On behalf …

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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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