Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: Religious Freedom Belongs to Everyone

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Op-ed in USA Today July 24, 2018  Religious Freedom Belongs to Everyone Around the world, religious minorities are persecuted and stripped of human rights. This is an issue many countries must work together to solve. Last month, Mohammad Salas, a member of the Iranian Gonabadi Sufi dervish community persecuted ...
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Opportunity for Tunisian Leaders: English Scholarships and Conversation Course

The U.S. Embassy in Tunisia is pleased to announce two English language-learning opportunities for Tunisian civil servants, elected officials, civil society leaders, and journalists.  These opportunities are administered by AMIDEAST, and participants are selected through an application process – please see the below links for details. English for Governance Conversation Course:  This free English conversation ...
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U.S.-Tunisia Student Media University Linkage Grant Project

U.S.-Tunisia Student Media University Linkage Grant Project: Building a Free and Responsible Press for the Future of Democracy The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a U.S.-Tunisia Student Media University Linkage Grant Project.  This project will connect American university ...
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Promoting the eSports Industry in the MENA Region  

U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of NEA/AC: Promoting the eSports Industry in the MENA Region   U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC) seeks  projects to promote and form partnerships between the U.S. private sector and local gaming and eSports industry practitioners, businesses, backers, local and regional governments, and teams for increased collaboration in an emerging media market in the MENA and to improve ...
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Ambassador Rubinstein’s Remarks at the 2018 Independence Day Celebration

Independence Day Ambassador Remarks كلمة السفير بمناسبة عيد الإستقلال   Good evening, everyone, and Happy 4th of July! سيَداتي وسادتي الأفاضل، مساء الخير ومرحبًا بكم! يشرّفني أنْ أقف بين ضيوف مِن أمثالكم، متميّزين مُلهمين لِمَن حولهم. وأودّ أنْ أشكر كلّ واحد منكم على تشريفنا بحضوركم احتفالنا هذا باستقلال الولايات المتّحدة. معالي رئيس مجلس نوّاب الشعب، ...
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Supporting Small- and Medium- Enterprises’ Access to Finance in Tunisia

The U.S Embassy is seeking proposals from eligible applicants to implement a program aiming to improve access to finance for small-, and medium-enterprises (SMEs). This project will address the supply-side challenges of Tunisia’s SME ecosystem to work with non-traditional lenders and investors and/or small regional banks to spur SME lending through new financial products and ...
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Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program

The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program brings accomplished Tunisian scholars to the United States to conduct advanced research, lecture, or pursue combined lecturing and research at a U.S. university for a period of up to one academic year. Eligible applicants must: Have a doctoral degree or equivalent professional training or experience at the time of application ...
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Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program

The U.S. Embassy in Tunisia is pleased to announce the availability of Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) scholarships for academic year 2019-2020. The FLTA program is a nine-month, non-degree experience for early career teachers.  FLTA participants teach Arabic at colleges and universities in the United States while simultaneously taking courses in American culture.  Teachers ...
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U.S. Congratulates Tunisians on Municipal Elections

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC May 7, 2018 The United States congratulates the people of Tunisia on the country’s first-ever free municipal elections, which took place on Sunday. These elections represented an important step in the consolidation of its democracy. As Tunisia meets the democratic milestones set out in its constitution, the ...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Remarks at Swearing-in Ceremony

Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Remarks  Ben Franklin Room Washington, DC May 2, 2018 This is truly humbling. Thank you very much, Mr. President, for those kind words. Thank you, Mr. Vice President, for being here today to honor me by swearing me in. Thank you, Ambassador Lawler. Ambassador Glendon, thank you so much for that ...
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OIG Fraud Alert – Local Vendor

The U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Inspector General continues to receive credible information that bad actors are targeting vendors overseas in an effort to defraud foreign businesses.  The current scheme, affecting U.S. Embassies and Consulates in the Middle East and Africa region, involves unknown individuals purporting to be contracting officials from Embassies. Consulates ...
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On the Occasion of Tunisia’s National Day

Press Statement John J. Sullivan Deputy Secretary of State Washington, DC March 20, 2018 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer congratulations on the occasion of the 62nd anniversary of Tunisia’s independence. Tunisia’s impressive democratic transition continues to serve as an inspiration to the world. We commend the Tunisian ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder The U.S. Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia informs American citizens that due to protests occurring in Tunisia focused on the United States, the U.S. Embassy will be closing early on Friday, December 8, 2017. American citizens are reminded to review their personal security plans; remain aware of their ...
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Press Statement as Delivered by Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan

Tunis, November 18, 2017  Press Statement as Delivered by Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan, Following Meeting with Senior Tunisian Government Officials to Discuss Political, Economic, and Security Cooperation     Thank you very much.  I am honored to be here in Tunisia and to have the opportunity to meet with President Caid Essebsi, ...
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Fulbright Specialist Program

The Fulbright Specialist Program offers non-U.S. institutions the opportunity to host American academics or professionals to build expertise in a specific area.  The program strengthens ties between the host institution and the Fulbright Specialist’s home institution in the United States. Eligibility Requirements for Host Institutions Institutions that may be eligible to request a Fulbright Specialist ...
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Tunisian Civil Society Organizations Announce Their Municipal Elections Observation Projects

TUNIS (Tuesday, July 18, 2017) – As part of its program to support the monitoring of domestic election efforts in Tunisia, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), along with its six partner associations, officially launched today six projects aimed at observing the different aspects of the municipal elections process. Chahed Observatory, Youth Without Borders (JSF), Ofiya ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at Launch of Machrou3i Phase II

As Prepared for Delivery Machrou3i (Phase II) Launch Event Remarks Minister Abdelkafi, Minister Ladhari, Minister Khalbous, Minister Hammami, distinguished guests, good afternoon. It gives me great pleasure to be here today to celebrate the launch of Phase II of Machrou3i, or “my project” in Arabic.  First and foremost, I would like to take the opportunity ...
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Millennium Challenge Corporation Board of Directors Selects Tunisia for New Compacts

MCC Selects Tunisia for new compacts; recognizes Tunisian commitment to good governance, investments in its people, and economic freedom. Tunisia-specific selections from MCC announcement: WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 14 — At its quarterly meeting on December 13, 2016, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors selected Burkina Faso, Sri Lanka and Tunisia for new MCC compacts ...
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