U.S. Supports Anti-Corruption Program

In support of Tunisian efforts to promote accountability and transparency, the Court of Accounts convened a workshop on good governance in the public sector, as part of the U.S. Embassy-funded Anti-Corruption Program and in partnership with the National Center for State Courts (NCSC). The stakeholders discussed the achievements of 10 years of reforms in fighting …

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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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Millennium Challenge Corporation Op-ed

July 1, 2021 Yesterday, the Board of the United States Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) unanimously approved a nearly $500 million USD Compact for Tunisia.  This represents in effect a doubling annual U.S. economic assistance to Tunisia, and a major investment in Tunisia’s future. The MCC is a collaboration.  The United States and Tunisia have worked …

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Smithsonian Folklife Festival Features Tunisia

Saturday, June 26, 1700 Tunis Register Here:   Placemaking, Collective Care, and Culture: A Conversation with Global Practitioners | Smithsonian Folklife Festival (si.edu) Join the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on Saturday, June 26, at 1700 Tunis for “Placemaking, Collective Care, and Culture: A Conversation with Global Practitioners.” Cultural entrepreneurs Soraya Hosni, Nairi Khatchadourian, and Mark Gonzales share their approaches to cultivating creativity and reviving economies in Tunisia and Armenia.  Soraya Hosni and …

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General Hokanson Visit to Tunisia Highlights U.S. National Guard’s State Partnership Program with the State of Wyoming

General Daniel R. Hokanson, Chief of the National Guard Bureau, traveled to Tunisia June 15-16, 2021 to further enhance bilateral security and cooperation between the United States and Tunisia through the U.S. National Guard’s State Partnership Program with the State of Wyoming. As part of the visit, General Hockason and Ambassador Blome held meetings with …

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Ambassador Blome’s Remarks at the Inauguration Ceremony of the Tunisian Scouts’ International Training and Camping Center in Bordj Cedria

Thank you to the Tunisian Scouts Organization for this opportunity to meet with you today. – Ms. Sihem Ayadi, Minister of Youth, Sports and  Professional Integration, – Mr. Ali Said, Governor of Ben Arous, – Mr. Nizar Magri, Mayor of Hammam Chatt and – Mr. Wahid Labidi, Chairman of the Tunisian Scouts Organization I am very …

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African Lion 21 Eexercise Kicks off in Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal

AGADIR, Morocco – African Lion, U.S. Africa Command’s premier joint annual exercise, kicks off in Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal for its 17th iteration June 7. With 7,800 participants from nine nations and NATO, African Lion is U.S. Africa Command’s largest exercise. The training is focused on enhancing readiness for U.S. and partner nation forces. “African …

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Memorial Day 2021

Today on Memorial Day, Ambassador Donald Blome joined Brigadier General Aida T. Borras, the Deputy Commanding General of the United States Army Southern European Task Force – Africa at the North Africa American Cemetery in Carthage, Tunisia to pay tribute to the 2,841 fallen Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen buried here, and the …

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U.S. Embassy Supports Transportation Sector

Ambassador Donald Blome met today with Minister of Transportation Moez Chakchouk to discuss opportunities for future U.S. investment in the transportation sector. They also discussed finalizing the U.S.-Tunisia joint Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact which is anticipated to offer close to $500 million in U.S. assistance. The compact will support economic growth and prosperity for …

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Memorandum of Understanding Between the U.S. Embassy and the Ministry of Interior to Bolster Bilateral Security Cooperation

Ambassador Donald Blome and Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining our two countries’ shared security strategy. The MOU provides a framework to discuss the United States’ security assistance programs with Tunisia and further expands cooperation in the areas of counterterrorism, border security, police training, and institution building. “Today is a …

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U.S. Embassy Supports Handicrafts Sector in Tunisia

U.S. Ambassador Donald Blome joined the Director General of ONAT, Faouzi Ben Halima, and the ACEA team on April 8 for the first virtual craft fair in Tunisia that gave talented and innovative artisans from across Tunisia access to international buyers through the CraftExports online platform. Today’s event is part of the U.S. Embassy’s 15.6 …

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U.S. Donates Two Mobile Negative-Pressure Isolation Hospitals to “Mongi Selim” Hospital in La Marsa

Ambassador Donald Blome and Minister of Health Faouzi Mehdi visited Mongi Slim Hospital today to review construction of the first of two field hospitals donated by the United States to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The mobile, negative-pressure isolation hospitals offer 30 beds each and provide additional space for the safe testing, isolation, and treatment …

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Ambassador Blome Inaugurates USAID at Refurbished Youth Center in Le Kram

Ambassador Donald Blome joined Acting Minister of Youth and Sports and Professional Integration, Sihem Ayadi, Governor of Tunis, Chedly Bouallegue, and Mayor of Le Kram, Fathi Layouni to inaugurate the newly refurbished Youth Center in Le Kram. USAID funded the modernization of this space to provide the youth of Le Kram with more recreational activities …

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Tunisia Receives First Direct Purchase of Pfizer Vaccines in Africa

Ambassador Donald Blome joined Minister of Health Faouzi Mehdi and the Tunisia Country Manager of the American pharmaceutical firm Pfizer, Walid Lakhdar, at Tunis-Carthage Airport today to receive the first installment of a total 2 million Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine doses for Tunisia purchased under a direct bilateral agreement with the company. Tunisia was the first …

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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Women’s History Month with Tunisia’s Women Mayors 

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Ambassador and Mrs. Blome received Mayor of Tunis Ms. Souad Abderrahim, Mayor of Carthage Ms. Hayet Bayoudh, and Mayor of La Goulette Ms. Amel Limam along with members of the U.S. Embassy.  Ambassador Blome reiterated U.S. commitment to advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment both at home and around the …

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Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Embassy and the Ministry of Health to Support Governance in the Health Sector

U.S. Ambassador Donald Blome joined the Minister of Health Faouzi Mehdi today for the launch of the $5 million USD SAHA project. In partnership with CIPE, the SAHA project supports the Ministry’s efforts to improve the management of public hospitals, strengthen the pharmaceutical supply chain and provide training opportunities to Tunisian health professionals across the …

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 8, 2021 Every year on March 8th, the United States joins the world in recognizing International Women’s Day by celebrating the leadership, strength, and courage of women and girls. The United States recognizes the reality that the equitable participation of women in social, political, and economic …

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U.S. Embassy Commemorates the First Anniversary of the Sacrifice of Major Taoufik Missaoui

Ambassador Donald Blome joined Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi in commemorating the first anniversary of the sacrifice of Major Taoufik Missaoui who sacrificed his life in the March 6, 2020 terrorist attack in front of the US Embassy in Tunis. During the ceremony, Ambassador Blome offered heartfelt condolences to Major Missaoui’s family as they grieve their difficult loss …

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U.S. Ambassador Donald Blome Attended the U.S. Embassy-funded project “The Democracy Awakening Toolkit” Ceremony

U.S. Ambassador Donald Blome joined the Minister Education, Fethi Sellaouti, the President of the Independent High Authority for Elections, Nabil Baffoun, and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) during a ceremony to celebrate the “Democracy Awakening Toolkit” that IFES produced as part of the U.S. Embassy-funded project.  “The Democracy Awakening Toolkit” was produced and distributed throughout primary, preparatory and secondary schools in …

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General Christopher G. Cavoli, U.S. Army Commander for Europe and Africa Visited Tunis to Discuss Preparations for the African Lion

The U.S. Embassy is honored to welcome Gen. Christopher Cavoli, U.S. Army Europe and Africa Commander and Maj. Gen. Andrew Rohling, U.S. Army Europe and Africa Deputy Commander to Tunisia this week. The Generals discussed bilateral security cooperation with their Tunisian counterparts and visited the North Africa American Cemetery in Carthage, the resting place of …

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Ambassador’s Remarks at the Improving Court Administration Program Closing Ceremony

  Ambassador Donald Blome and Acting Minister of Justice Hasna Ben Slimane celebrated the success of our five-year cooperation program “Improving Court Administration.”  This $2.5 million program helped build Ministry of Justice (MOJ) technical and logistical capacities in eight model courts across Tunisia in Ariana, Bizerte, Kef, Sousse, Tozeur, Gafsa, Kef, and Tunis.  Thanks to this successful cooperation between our …

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U.S. Government Provides $4 million USD in Equipment to Hospitals Nation-wide for COVID-19 Response

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is donating to the Government of Tunisia $4 million of critical laboratory and case management equipment that will increase the capacity of hospitals across Tunisia in responding to COVID-19. Working in partnership with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), the U.S. Government …

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Tunisian “Skills 21” Team Selected for Entrepreneurship Festival at Columbia University

On February 12, nine startups led by over 50 students from across Tunisia pitched their ideas for innovative start-ups in the  5th edition of the Open Start Up (OST) Tunisia. The winning team “Skills 21”, developed a digital platform that matches university students and young professionals with Tunisia’s leading startups and corporations.  The “Skills 21” …

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Ambassador Donald Blome Met With Tunisian Minister of Tourism Habib Ammar

Ambassador Donald Blome met today with Tunisian Minister of Tourism Habib Ammar to reaffirm continued U.S. support for the tourism industry. During the meeting, Ambassador Blome highlighted our close cooperation and highlighted USAID’s $50 million project in support of alternative tourism in Tunisia as a means of countering the effect of the pandemic on this …

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Assistance Unit Project “Impact Finance” Creates an Investment Group to Catalyze Capital Funds 

The Financial Services Volunteer Corps (FSVC), Redstart Tunisia, a newly-launched business incubator, and Damya, a network of female angel investors, signed an agreement to create an investment group to catalyze capital funds for high-growth small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the interior regions of Tunisia. Under the agreement, FSVC will provide technical and operational support to help structure the investment group, recruit prospective investors, and build …

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Creative Musical Connections: Workshops with U.S. and Tunisian Musicians in Partnership with U.S. NGO Planet Arts 

Connect – hangout – interact and join a collaborative music industry conversation From February to June 2021, the U.S. Embassy is proud to support a creative collaboration with U.S.-based NGO Planet Arts.  Join us for a gathering of musicians, producers and educators from the United States and Tunisia to share ideas, methods and experiences in …

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Assistance Unit’s Project Launches the First Online Platform to link Municipalities, Deputies, and Civil Society

On January 27, the Tunisian Accountability and Political Participation (TAPP) project successfully launched the first online platform designed to enhance communication between municipal councils, deputies and civil society.  With support from the U.S. Embassy’s Assistance Unit, the “Eselni” digital platform has created a participatory space where citizens can debate, advocate, and voice concerns about issues …

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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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Inaugural Address by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

The United States Capitol January 20, 2021 THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, distinguished guests, and my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope. Of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages America has …

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Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo on the 10th Anniversary of the Revolution in Tunisia

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO January 14, 2021  10th Anniversary of the Revolution in Tunisia On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the Tunisian people on the 10th anniversary of Tunisia’s revolution. Our partnership is strong, dating back centuries to …

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US Supports New Youth Employability Office in Zarzis

U.S. Ambassador Donald Blome joined the Minister of Industry, Energy and Mines Salwa Sghayer in inaugurating Education for Employment (EFE)’s new office in Zarzis, Tunisia, which will help graduates from throughout the south launch their careers. As part of the ceremony, EFE signed new partnership agreements with key private sector and employment stakeholders including the Zarzis …

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Prime Minister Mechichi meets with Ambassador Blome

Ambassador Donald Blome met Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi on January 7 to discuss U.S.-Tunisia bilateral cooperation, including the upcoming Millennium Challenge Corporation compact, new USAID activities focused on tourism and energy and the continued partnership on counterterrorism and border security efforts.   With Tunisia marking the tenth anniversary of the revolution, the Ambassador stressed the United States’ unwavering commitment to catalyzing inclusive economic growth and sustaining Tunisia’s …

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Secretary Barrett and General Harrigian’s visit Demonstrate Tunisia is a Key Partner

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett and General Jeff Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, traveled to Tunisia January 5-6 to discuss key policy initiatives with counterparts focused on strengthening the U.S.-Tunisia partnership. Secretary Barrett and General Harrigian met with Tunisian Air Chief, Brigadir General Mohamed Hajem, and Tunisian Defense Minister, …

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Ambassador Blome met with Tunisian Minister of Communication Technologies

On December 30, U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia Donald Blome met with Tunisian Minister of Communication Technologies Mohamed Fadhel Kraiem to discuss Tunisia’s ITC strategy and ongoing collaboration in the sector.     Since 2011, the United States has provided nearly $2 billion in foreign assistance to strengthen Tunisia’s economy and security and support its young democracy.  That …

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Embassy Project Partners with U.S. Based Company to Train Entrepreneurs on Patenting 

As part of its intellectual property (IP) support for start-ups, the U.S. funded Promise project partnered with Montgomery Mcraken, a U.S. Based IP firm, to deliver training on patenting in the United States.  The training focused on patenting processes, practices and regulations in the U.S. market.  Tunisian start-ups ENOVA Robotics, Majesteye, Moove, Lifeeye and Qualifour, operating in …

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The U.S. Embassy Supports Essential Oil Artisans to Export to France

Mabrouka Athimni, president of the women cooperative GDA El Baraka, who, with the support of the U.S. funded Collaborative Action for Handicrafts Exports (ACEA) project, has successfully obtained the ECOCERT Organic Group certification. The ECOCERT certification represents a major breakthrough that will allow GDA El Baraka to export their products by completing their first export …

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The US Embassy Supports Tunisia’s Civil Society Through New Electronic Platform

As part of the U.S. Embassy’s Assistance Unit (AU) $5.6 million  “Increasing Accountability in Tunisia” project in partnership with the National Center for States Courts (NCSC), the Ministry of Relations with Civil Society and the NCSC signed an agreement on December 15 to establish an electronic platform for civil society organizations (CSOs). This platform will …

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Remote Courts

The United States is proud to partner with Tunisia’s Ministry of Justice to strengthen Tunisia’s judicial institutions through Remote Courts.  This $2 million, four-phase, nationwide project represents the strength of the bilateral relationship and reflects the ways the U.S. and Tunisia cooperate to support the Tunisian people’s democratic ambitions and to strengthen the nation’s rule-of-law. …

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U.S. Embassy Exchange Programs Virtual Open Day (videos)

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first virtual “Open Day” to talk about U.S.-funded exchange programs! For anyone who missed the Live event or would like to watch it again, please follow the links below to the Facebook Live recordings. Special thanks to our Tunisian alumni who participated with us, as well as …

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International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

U.S. Department Of State Office Of The Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement By Morgan Ortagus, Spokesperson November 1, 2020 A free press is essential to an informed citizenry. A vigorous press can, for instance, expose corruption, shine a light on human rights abuses, and provide the public essential information during crises. In many places, journalists fulfilling this necessary role risk attacks by authoritarian regimes and criminal organizations seeking to clamp down …

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Handover Ceremony of Medical Donation to the Ministry of Health

The U.S. Government, through a USAID-UNICEF partnership, presented the Tunisian Ministry of Health today with the first 25,000 of 100,000 COVID-19 test kits to increase the Ministry’s ability to conduct tests to contain the spread of the pandemic. When the pandemic reached Tunisia last March, the U.S. Government through USAID, committed $25 million to support the …

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Ambassador Blume Remarks at the Ceremony of the Handover of a Medical Donation to the Ministry of Health

Dr.  Faouzi El Mehdi, Minister of Health, Ms. Marilena Viviani, Country Representative & UN Resident Representative, colleagues, and guests. Good morning. It is my great honor and pleasure to be with you today. When the pandemic reached Tunisia last March, the U.S. Government through USAID, committed $25 million to support the Government of Tunisia’s immediate …

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Abraham Accords Signing Ceremony

White House Abraham Accords Signing Ceremony with President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, UAE’s Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani. Remarks by President Trump, Prime Minister Netanyahu, Minister bin Zayed, and Minister Al Zayani at the Abraham Accords Signing Ceremony September …

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U.S. Africa Command Commander Gen. Stephen Townsend Visit to Tunisia

The U.S. Africa Command Commander Gen. Stephen Townsend met, during his visit on September 9, with key Tunisian leadership, including Tunisian President Kais Saied and Tunisian Minister of Defense, Ibrahim Bartagi. He, also, attended a PPE donation ceremony held by the Tunisian Ministry of Defense, where both, Commander Gen. Stephen Townsend and Ambassador Donald Blome, …

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The Assistance Unit Provides Iftars for 520 Needy Families and 165 Medical Staff

Following the Embassy’s efforts to respond to the economic challenges caused by COVID-19, the Political Section’s Assistance Unit, in collaboration with its partners FHI360, Education for Employment, the Financial Services Volunteer Corps, Action Positive, and Rawafed association, within their respective projects “Collaborative Actions for Handicrafts Exports”, “Supporting Job Creation for Young Tunisians from Marginalized Communities “, …

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Ambassador Blome and Assistant Secretary Cooper Open American Pavilion of the Djerba Airshow

Remarks of the Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, R. Clarke Cooper Sabah alkhyr! I am honored and thrilled to join you all today here at the very first Tunisia International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition. Tunisia is a strong partner of the United States, and we are proud to stand with you. We salute …

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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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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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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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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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The U.S. Embassy Celebrates International Education Week

As part of the U.S. Embassy’s International Education Week celebration , the Embassy organized a roundtable with the Columbia University Global Center (CGC) in Tunis, to discuss International Cooperation and the Future of Education in Tunisia. Thank you to U.S. State Department Near Eastern Affairs Press and Public Diplomacy Deputy Director Alica Lejlic, officials from the Ministries of Education …

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Access Students of Tunisia Visit the Embassy

The U.S. Embassy was pleased to receive the Access English Microscholarship Program students from Boussalem, Djerba, Tataouine and Monastir who are learning English through this U.S. Department of State funded program. Ambassador Donald Blome had an interactive conversation with students from Tataouine and answered their questions about the Embassy and the United States. The students shared …

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The Embassy Medical Unit Hosts the Nursing Leadership Forum

September 26, 2019 The forum’s purpose is to promote nursing professionalism, accountability, credentialing and standardization, and to incorporate evidence-based practice, thereby, strengthening nursing practice in Tunisia. Nursing leaders, professors, researchers, and students were invited to discuss the challenges in developing the nursing profession in Tunisia, brainstorm ideas for improvement, learn from one another, and to …

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Closing Ceremony of The Online E-Teacher Course “Teaching English to Young Learners”

Congratulations to the 12 Pedagogical Advisors who successfully completed the eight-week online E-Teacher course “Teaching English to Young Learners.”  The program was offered by George Mason University and funded by the U.S. Department of State.  The participants were selected by the Tunisian Ministry of Education, in coordination with the U.S. Embassy.  At the ceremony to present certificates …

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Ambassador Blome at the Unveiling Ceremony of the 1001 Hands Mural at the Ibn Rachiq Cultural Center

Ambassador Blome participated in the unveiling ceremony of “A Thousand and One Hands.”  It is a ceramic mural on the side of the “Ibn Rachiq” Cultural Center in downtown Tunis.  This large mural is composed of 1024 individual tiles created by 600 Tunisians across the country, and was partly financed by the American Embassy and …

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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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Access Tabarka Visits North Africa American Cemetery

On Sunday, February 10, the North Africa American Cemetery opened its doors to the Access English Microscholarship Program students and teachers from Tabarka, during their day trip to the capital.  Students took a tour of the cemetery and learned more about the history of Tunisia and the USA in their common fight for freedom during World War II.  The …

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Ambassador Blome Welcomes English Conversation Course Participants

On February 22 at the American Center, Ambassador Blome introduced himself and the U.S. Embassy’s mission to a group of Tunisians who are participating in a Public Affairs-funded English Conversation Course that focuses on developing English language skills through discussion of U.S. government, economy, and culture.  During their visit, participants asked questions and heard first-hand …

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Ambassador’s Remarks on Local Governance and Service Delivery

 AMBASSADOR’S REMARKS AT USAID – TADAEEM PROJECT CONFERENCE ON LOCAL GOVERNANCE AND SERVICE DELIVERY   Good morning, Minister Riadh al Mouakhar, Governors, mayors, and ladies and gentlemen, صباح الخير سيدي الوزير رياض المؤخر، السادة الوُلّاة، ورؤساء ورئيسات البلديات، السيدات والسادة، Thank you all for attending this important event to advance local government’s direct connection to …

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Access English Students From Tabarka Visit Embassy

On Friday, August 24, 45 Access program students from Tabarka visited the Embassy’s American Center and met with an American diplomat for a discussion about the U.S. Embassy’s work in Tunisia and to answer students’ questions.  The students presented original poems, songs, and artwork in English and enjoyed an American-style spelling bee game with the …

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Collaborative Action for Handicraft Exports (ACEA) project by FHI 360: Northwest Cluster Meeting

Congratulations to Family Health International (FHI) 360 for completing their first event in the framework of the Collaborative Action for Handicraft Exports (ACEA) project funded by the U.S. Embassy in Tunis. The ACEA Project is promoting a collaborative system for the promotion of handicraft essential oils, dedicated to natural extracts in Northwest Tunisia.  The first …

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Ministry of Finance Trains Accountants on Electronic Tax Filing System “Téléliquidation”

The Ministry of Finance recognizes the importance of facilitating the process of filing taxes for medium and small companies in a fast, transparent and efficient manner through promoting the use of Electronic Tax Filing “Téléliquidation” nationwide. Accordingly, the Ministry of Finance, with support from the USAID-funded Fiscal Reform for a Strong Tunisia (FIRST) project, is conducting …

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Ministry of Finance Trains Officials on Diagnosing And Assessing of Tax Administration System

In its efforts to put in place a transparent, fair and inclusive tax administration system, the Ministry of Finance, with support from the USAID-funded Fiscal Reform For A Strong Tunisia (FIRST) project, led a training on March 5th and 6th, 2018 on the implementation of a Tax Administration Diagnostic Assessment Tool (TADAT), which is a …

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