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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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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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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