Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (Fulbright TEA) Program

A program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX Program Overview The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (Fulbright TEA) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright program …

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken With Nadia Bilbassy of Al Arabiya

INTERVIEW ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY CAIRO, EGYPT JANUARY 29, 2023 QUESTION:  (In Arabic.)  Mr. Secretary, thank you very much for giving us this exclusive interview.  We appreciate your time. SECRETARY BLINKEN:  It’s very good to be with you. QUESTION:  I wanted to start with Iran.  The administration said that this is …

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Chargée d’Affaires Natasha Franceschi Metting with Prime Minister Najla Bouden

Chargée d’Affaires Natasha Franceschi met with Prime Minister Najla Bouden to discuss a range of bilateral, regional, and global matters. During the meeting, Chargée Franceschi underscored U.S. support for implementing economic reforms and moving towards an agreement with the IMF to address economic challenges and achieve economic prosperity for all Tunisians. The meeting was also …

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Chargée d’Affaires Natasha Franceschi Visits The Second Chance Center for Guidance and Reintegration

As part of our continued celebration of International Education Day, Chargée d’Affaires Natasha Franceschi, Chief of Staff to the Minister of Education Nizar Terzi, and UNICEF Country Representative Michel Le Pechoux visited the Second Chance Center for Guidance and Reintegration in Bab El Khadra to learn about the school-dropout prevention program supported by the U.S. …

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Significant New U.S. Military Assistance to Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JANUARY 19, 2023 The United States is announcing a significant new security assistance package to help Ukraine continue to defend itself against Russia’s brutal war. Pursuant to a delegation of authority from the President, I am authorizing our 30 th drawdown of U.S. arms and equipment for Ukraine since August 2021. This assistance …

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Department Press Briefing – Ned Price, Department Spokesperson

Department Press Briefing – December 19, 2022 Ned Price, Department Spokesperson Washington, D.C. QUESTION:  Yesterday you called Tunisia’s parliamentary elections an “initial step.”  How can an election with (inaudible) voter turnout in Tunisia’s recent history for a parliament that will be mostly toothless, how is that not considered a step back for Tunisia’s democracy? MR …

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Tunisian Parliamentary Elections

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Statement by Ned Price, Spokesperson December 18, 2022 Tunisian Parliamentary Elections The parliamentary elections that took place in Tunisia on December 17 represent an essential initial step toward restoring the country’s democratic trajectory. However, the low voter turnout reinforces the need to further expand political participation over …

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Tunisian President Kais Saied Before Their Meeting

Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Tunisian President Kais Saied Before Their Meeting REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE WALTER E. WASHINGTON CONVENTION CENTER WASHINGTON, D.C.DECEMBER 14, 2022 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  It’s a great pleasure to be able to see the president of Tunisia, President Saied.  Mr. President, welcome.  Very good to have you here.  We have …

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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with President Saied of Tunisia

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with President Saied of Tunisia The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony Blinken met today with Tunisian President Kais Saied in Washington, D.C. during the U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit. Secretary Blinken reiterated the United States’ deep commitment to Tunisian democracy and to supporting the aspirations of the Tunisian …

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The U.S. National Security Council Delegation’s Visit to Tunisia

Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Council Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa Brett McGurk, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Yael Lempert, and National Security Council Director for North Africa Jeremy Berndt visited Tunisia on December 7.  During the visit, the delegation met with President Kais Saied, …

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Joint Statement of NATO and G7 Leaders on the Margins of the G20 Summit in Bali

Today, the Leaders of Canada, the European Commission, the European Council, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States met on the margins of the G20 Summit in Bali and released the following statement: We condemn the barbaric missile attacks that Russia perpetrated on Ukrainian cities and civilian infrastructure on Tuesday. We discussed the …

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October Alum of the Month – Wajdi Hamza 

October Alum of the Month – Wajdi Hamza Good governance can only be established by establishing maximum levels of trust in public institutions and government officials; this motto is a central belief of MEPI Leaders for Development (LDF) Alum Wajdi Hamza and the guiding force behind all his initiatives. Wajdi’s participation in the 2018 MEPI LDF …

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Chargée d’Affaires, a.i. Natasha Franceschi Meets with Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources, and Fisheries Mahmoud Elyes Hamza

Chargée d’Affaires, a.i. Natasha Franceschi met with Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources, and Fisheries Mahmoud Elyes Hamza to discuss ongoing bilateral cooperation in support of Tunisia’s agricultural sector, and the growing challenges due to the impact of climate change. Chargée Franceschi also reviewed U.S. assistance to help mitigate global food insecurity exacerbated by Russia’s aggression …

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Joint Statement on Ukraine

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 23, 2022 The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, France, and the United Kingdom. We, the Foreign Ministers of France, the United Kingdom, and the United States, reiterate our steadfast support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in …

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The United States Launches $60 Million Social Safety Net to Benefit Children and Vulnerable Families

Tunis – October 13, 2022 The Ministry of Social Affairs, the United States, and UNICEF launched today a $60 million program that will expand Tunisia’s national Social Safety Net system to provide direct support for children and vulnerable families across Tunisia. The program will provide immediate relief to children from vulnerable families as the world …

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The United States Announces $60 Million in Rapid Assistance to Support Vulnerable Tunisian Families 

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE OCTOBER 13, 2022 The United States continues to stand with the Tunisian people as they grapple with an ongoing economic crisis at home and confront food insecurity exacerbated by Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. Today in Tunis, we announced $60 million in new funding, which will provide rapid …

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Chargée d’Affaires, a.i. Natasha Franceschi Meets with Prime Minister Najla Bouden

Chargée d’Affaires, a.i. Natasha Franceschi met with Prime Minister Najla Bouden to discuss the importance of achieving economic prosperity for Tunisians. During the meeting, Chargée Franceschi underscored U.S. support for implementing economic reforms and moving swiftly towards an agreement with the IMF to address economic challenges.

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information     Last updated:  [12/2022]     The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see  Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers .  As of 12:01AM ET on June 12, 2022, CDC no longer require air passengers traveling from a foreign country to the United States to show a …

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Chargée d’Affaires, a.i. Natasha Franceschi Meets with Minister of Social Affairs Malek Zahi

Chargée d’Affaires, a.i. Natasha Franceschi met today with Minister of Social Affairs Malek Zahi to discuss bilateral cooperation on a range of global issues, including Tunisia’s efforts to eliminate child labor. During the meeting, Chargée d’Affaires Franceschi also expressed the United States’ commitment to assisting vulnerable families hardest hit by Tunisia’s economic challenges.

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Special Briefing with Ambassador Barbara Leaf, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs

Special Briefing with Ambassador Barbara Leaf, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs SPECIAL BRIEFING VIA TELEPHONE  BARBARA LEAF  SEPTEMBER 14, 2022 Barbara Leaf, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, provides a readout of her recent trip to Tunisia, Israel, the West Bank, Jordan, and Iraq, including meetings and discussions about shared …

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Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs Kelli Seybolt Meets with Minister of Defense Imed Memmiche

During her trip to Tunisia, Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs Kelli Seybolt met with Minister of Defense Imed Memmiche to discuss bilateral military cooperation and Tunisia’s vital role in maintaining regional stability and security. During the visit, Deputy Under Secretary Seybolt and Chargee d’Affaires Natasha Franceschi met with female Tunisian …

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Launch of The U.S. Business Visa Program

Chargée d’Affaires, a.i. Natasha Franceschi joined the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Tunisia to announce the launch of the U.S. Business Visa Program on August 31, 2022. Through this program, AmCham Tunisia members will be able to request expedited visa appointments for business travel to the United States. The U.S. Business Visa Program aims to …

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Assistant Secretary Barbara Leaf’s Visit to Tunisia

Assistant Secretary Leaf met with Tunisian President Kais Saied where she underscored that the US-Tunisia partnership is strongest when there is a shared commitment to democracy and human rights. Assistant Secretary Leaf stressed the importance of achieving economic reforms that will lead to equal measures of prosperity for all Tunisians. Assistant Secretary Barbara Leaf met …

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$775 Million in Additional U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE As we approach the six-month mark of Russia’s unprovoked and brutal full-scale war against Ukraine, President Putin’s forces continue their assault, inflicting grievous harm on civilians and causing massive destruction of civilian infrastructure.  President Biden has been clear that we will continue to support the people of Ukraine …

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Tunisia’s July 25 Referendum

Tunisia’s July 25 Referendum 07/28/2022 08:50 AM EDT Press release Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State The United States strongly supports Tunisia’s democracy and the aspirations of the Tunisian people for a secure and prosperous future.  Tunisia’s July 25 constitutional referendum was marked by low voter participation.  We share the concerns expressed by many Tunisians …

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Press Briefing by Ned Price, Spokesperson

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price Press Briefing July 26, 2022 “We note the outcome that has been reported by the Independent High Authority for Elections (ISIE) and civil society election observers. The referendum has been marked by low turnout. A broad range of Tunisia’s civil society, media, and political parties have expressed deep …

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Statement by Ned Price, Spokesperson

tate Department Press Briefing June 2, 2022 Spokesperson Ned Price President Kais Saied’s June 1 decrees dismissing 57 judges and amending the rules governing the Provisional Supreme Judicial Council follow an alarming pattern of steps that have undermined Tunisia’s independent democratic institutions. We have consistently communicated to Tunisian officials the importance of checks and balances …

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Chargée d’Affaires, a.i. Natasha Franceschi Meets With The Minister of Social Affairs Malek Zahi

Chargée d’Affaires, a.i. Natasha Franceschi met this week with the Minister of Social Affairs Malek Zahi to discuss bilateral cooperation on ongoing assistance projects. During the meeting, Chargée Franceschi underscored the U.S. commitment to advancing human rights, equality, and inclusion for all. The U.S. Embassy is currently partnering with the Ministry to implement the Supporting …

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Opening Ceremony of the 17th Annual Maritime Exercise PhoenixExpress 2022

Admiral Robert Burke, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa and Allied Joint Forces Command Naples joined Tunisian Minister of Defense Imed Memmiche and U.S. Embassy Chargée d’affaires a.i. Natasha Franceschi for the opening ceremony of the 17th annual maritime exercise PhoenixExpress 2022 in Tunisia. A congressional delegation led by Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA) also attended the ceremony. …

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President Biden Announces His Intent to Nominate Joey R. Hood, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Tunisia

WASHINGTON – Today, President Biden announces his intent to nominate the following individuals to serve as key leaders in his administration: Amy L. Solomon, Nominee for Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice Milancy Harris, Nominee for Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Security & Intelligence, U.S. Department of Defense Joey …

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Acting Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Yael Lempert Meets with Foreign Minister Jerandi

Acting Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Yael Lempert met with Tunisia’s FM Jerandi to discuss bilateral & regional issues, including the food security crisis caused by Putin’s war against Ukraine. She reiterated U.S. support for the Tunisian people and the need for a political & economic reform process representing diverse Tunisian voices.

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Statement by Ned Price, Spokesperson

State Department Press Briefing April 26, 2022 Spokesperson Ned Price The United States is deeply concerned by the Tunisian President’s decision to unilaterally restructure Tunisia’s Independent High Authority for Elections (ISIE). A genuinely independent Election Authority is critical, given its constitutionally mandated role in Tunisia’s upcoming referendum and parliamentary elections. The United States has consistently …

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Statement by Ned Price, Spokesperson

STATE DEPARTMENT PRESS BRIEFING March 31, 2022 Spokesperson Ned Price The United States is deeply concerned by the Tunisian President’s decision to unilaterally dissolve the parliament and reports that Tunisian authorities are considering legal measures against members of parliament.  We have consistently communicated to Tunisian officials that any political reform process should be transparent and inclusive, and undertaken in …

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Under Secretary Zeya’s Visit to Tunisia

Office of the Spokesperson Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Uzra Zeya visited Tunisia on March 23-27, where she underscored the importance of strengthening democracy in Tunisia and implementing an inclusive political and economic reform process, in coordination with political parties, unions, and civil society. Over the course of her visit, Under Secretary Zeya …

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Op-ed by G7 and EU Ambassadors to Tunisia on the Russian War of Aggression against Ukraine

Op-ed by G7 and EU Ambassadors to Tunisia on the Russian War of Aggression against Ukraine Russia’s war against Ukraine is sowing death and destruction. The most vulnerable of Ukrainian civilians are suffering the direct consequences of Russian attacks on their cities. The political and economic fallout of this blatant aggression will be felt far …

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Tunisia National Day

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 20, 2022 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I would like to congratulate the Tunisian people on the 66th anniversary of their nation’s independence and the 11th anniversary of the Tunisian revolution. The bonds between our two countries are based on shared values …

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Entrepreneurs Are Critical to Unlocking Economic Growth and Jobs Across Tunisia

Op-Ed by Donald Blome, U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia Entrepreneurs Are Critical to Unlocking Economic Growth and Jobs Across Tunisia As I traveled around Tunisia the last three years, some of my most memorable interactions have been with entrepreneurs whose drive and passion for innovation is a constant reminder of the country’s tremendous potential.  These Tunisians are …

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The U.S. Embassy in Tunisia launches a “Heritage Project” In partnership with the Tunisian Scouts

We’re excited to announce our new partnership with the Tunisian Scouts to inspire youth to value and protect Tunisia’s rich cultural heritage! Today, Ambassador Donald Blome joined the Chairman of Tunisian Scouts, Mohamed Ali Khiari to launch the U.S. Embassy-funded Tourath project that will benefit Scouts across Tunisia.  Through the Tourath project more than 70,000 Scouts will earn cultural heritage merit badges by volunteering …

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Notice: Fraudulent Sites and Services

USAID/Tunisia has become aware of fraudulent online links and sites that use our logo and name to offer the service of facilitating a USAID grant application for a fee. All such sites, organizations, and links are not authorized by USAID and are illegally using our logo and name to defraud individuals and businesses seeking USAID assistance. USAID, authorized partners, consultants, and intermediaries, do not …

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Heads of Mission joint statement on Tunisia: 10 December 2021

As the Heads of Mission of the Embassies of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and the Delegation of the European Union in Tunisia, we strongly support the people of Tunisia in their pursuit of effective, democratic, and transparent governance. We reaffirm the importance of socio-economic stability in order to provide for …

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MEPI Alum of the Month: Young Social Entrepreneur Promoting Socioeconomic Development and Environmental Sustainability  

Our featured MEPI Alum of the Month of November is Leyth ben Jeddou, 2019 Student Leaders Program alum. Leyth is a 23-year-old entrepreneur who continuously demonstrates passion, commitment, and creativity in his various endeavors. He launched his career by working in strategic marketing for three years before successfully co-founding three start-ups, two of which are social start-ups. Leyth’s experience throughout the MEPI Student Leaders program allowed him to acquire the …

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Acting Assistant Secretary Lempert’s Trip to Tunisia and Libya

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Yael Lempert visited Tunisia and Libya October 19-21.  During her trip to Tunisia, Acting Assistant Secretary Lempert met with Tunisian government officials, including Foreign Minister Othman Jerandi, welcoming Tunisia’s newly formed government and reiterated that the U.S. looks forward to the establishment of a broadly inclusive …

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State Department Press Briefing On the Formation of a New Government

STATE DEPARTMENT PRESS BRIEFING October 12, 2021 Spokesperson Ned Price We congratulate Tunisia on the formation of a new government under the leadership of Prime Minister Bouden Romdhane. The new government, which includes 10 female ministers, is a welcome step forward towards addressing the significant economic, health, and social challenges facing the country. We look …

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Diversity Visa Program 2023

Registration for the 2023 Diversity Visa Lottery can be completed at https://dvprogram.state.gov/ . There is no fee to enter. DV instructions also are available on the Department of State’s public webpage at  https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/diversity-visa-program-entry/diversity-visa-instructions.html . Remember to print and retain your online confirmation page after completing your DV entry so you can check your entry status.

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State Department Spokesperson Ned Price on Tunisia

STATE DEPARTMENT PRESS BRIEFING SEPTEMBER 24, 2021 Spokesperson Ned Price “We share the Tunisian people’s goal of a democratic government that is responsive to the country’s needs as it battles economic and health crises.  We are concerned that transitional measures are continuing without a clear end.  President Saied should appoint a prime minister to form a …

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Ambassador Donald Blome met with Acting Minister of Economy, Finance, and Investment Development Syhem Boughediri Nemsia

Ambassador Donald Blome met with Acting Minister of Economy, Finance, and Investment Development Syhem Boughediri Nemsia to discuss joint U.S.-Tunisia initiatives focused on generating jobs as Tunisia recovers from COVID-19 and creating more economic opportunities for Tunisians across the country, particularly among youth. The Ambassador and Minister also discussed Tunisia’s current financial situation and prospects …

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Counselor Chollet’s Meeting with Tunisian Foreign Minister Jerandi

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 14, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Counselor of the U.S. Department of State Derek Chollet and Foreign Minister Othman Jerandi met today in Tunis to discuss issues of mutual interest and concern.  Counselor Chollet and Foreign Minister Jerandi emphasized the productive U.S.-Tunisian bilateral relationship, particularly on security …

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The G7 Ambassadors in Tunisia issued the following statement on 6 September

‘We, the Group of Seven, reaffirm our ongoing commitment to partnership with Tunisia as it develops the political and socio-economic structures needed to respond to the legitimate demands of its people for a better standard of living and honest, effective and transparent governance. We urge a swift return to a constitutional order, in which an …

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U.S. Congressional Delegation Led by Senators Chris Murphy and Jon Ossoff Met President Kais Saied

U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Jon Ossoff (D-GA) led a congressional delegation during a visit to Tunisia on September 4-5. Members of the delegation met with President Kais Saied at Carthage Palace. They also met with representatives of Tunisian civil society organizations and members of parliament. During these exchanges, Senators Murphy and Ossoff underscored that the …

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Statement by the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 30, 2021 The Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS strongly condemns the attacks that occurred in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 26, 2021. We grieve for the loss of Afghan and British civilians, and American service members at the hands of Daesh/ISIS terrorists. The tragic loss of life is only …

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Readout from NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on Senior Administration Officials Travel to Tunisia

Readout from NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on Senior Administration Officials Travel to Tunisia AUGUST 13, 2021 Principal Deputy National Security Advisor Jon Finer, joined by Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Joey Hood, traveled to Tunis and met today with President Kais Saied of Tunisia. During the visit, he delivered a message …

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Readout by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with President Kais Saied of Tunisia

July 31, 2021 National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke today with President Kais Saied of Tunisia. In an hour-long discussion, he conveyed President Biden’s strong support for the people of Tunisia and for Tunisian democracy based on fundamental rights, strong institutions, and a commitment to the rule of law. In this spirit, the call focused on the …

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Arrival of One Million Doses of Moderna Covid-19 Vaccines Provided by the United States to Tunisia

Tunis, July 30, 2021 – Today, the United States delivered one million doses of the Moderna vaccine to Tunisia through the COVAX mechanism, as part of our ongoing partnership with the people of Tunisia to defeat this devastating pandemic.  These one million doses help fulfill the White House global vaccine sharing allocation plan announced on June 21, 2021, that prioritized an allotment …

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MEPI Helps Tunisian Citizens and Businesses Combat COVID-19

The MEPI funded FinTech Catalyst project helps Tunisian startups address the fintech needs of local corporations through targeted training, mentoring and coaching. Thanks to the project, the participants adapted their solutions to help Tunisians and corporate partners mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic through technological innovation. Dqlick: Dqlick developed an online health benefits platform that automates insurance reimbursements for policyholders and insurance companies. By digitizing the insurance reimbursement process, this technology mitigates the impact of the …

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FinTech Catalyst: Finance Meets Technological Innovation 

The MEPI funded FinTech Catalyst project helps Tunisian startups address the fintech needs of local corporations through targeted training, mentoring and coaching.  Implemented by the Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF), in partnership with CEED Tunisia, the project works with Tunisian corporate partners to identify their fintech needs and then selects Tunisian startups with the potential to address those needs. Thus far, four selected startups have created 11 innovative fintech solutions, which have been purchased by the project’s local …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Tunisian President Kais Saied

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JULY 26, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:  ‎ Secretary Antony J. Blinken spoke with Tunisian President Kais Saied today. The Secretary underscored the United States’ strong partnership and continued support for the Tunisian people as they face the dual challenges of an economic crisis and the …

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Situation in Tunisia

PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON The United States is closely monitoring developments in Tunisia.  We have been in contact with Tunisian government officials to stress that solutions to Tunisia’s political and economic troubles should be based on the Tunisian constitution and the principles of democracy, human rights, and freedom.  We have been clear in …

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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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MCC’s Board Approves nearly $500 Million for Tunisia Compact

Washington, D.C., June 30, 2021— The Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) Board of Directors met on June 30 and voted unanimously to approve a $498.7 million compact with the Government of Tunisia to strengthen Tunisia’s transportation, trade, and water sectors. The MCC-Tunisia Compact, a five-year grant program, includes projects designed to make trade with Tunisia easier …

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Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman’s Engagements with Tunisian Government Officials and Civil Society Leaders

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JUNE 25, 2021 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman held a virtual meeting with Tunisian Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi to discuss the U.S.-Tunisian bilateral relationship. They discussed promoting democracy, protecting human rights, addressing economic challenges, and working together to respond to the …

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U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Donation to Tunisia

On June 22, the U.S. government announced the direct donation of vaccine doses to Tunisia as a demonstration of the strength of the U.S.-Tunisia bilateral relationship.  The United States is sharing COVID-19 vaccine doses with Tunisia to help save lives and restore economic opportunities across the country. On June 3, the Biden-Harris Administration announced its framework …

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FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Allocation Plan for 55 Million Doses to be Shared Globally

These doses are the remaining part of the 80 million President Biden pledged to allocate by the end of June Today, the Biden-Harris Administration is announcing the distribution list for 55 million of the 80 million doses of America’s own vaccine supply President Biden has pledged to allocate by the end of June in service …

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Ambassador Blome Met Foreign Minister Jerandi

Ambassador Blome met Foreign Minister Jerandi on June 18 to discuss U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman’s virtual visit to Tunisia, ongoing U.S. COVID assistance, USAID’s $50 million cultural tourism project and the MCC-Tunisia Compact, the U.S. government’s nearly $500 million USD investment to promote Tunisia’s economic growth.

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Ambassador Donald Blome Met Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi

Ambassador Donald Blome met with Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi yesterday to discuss the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Tunisia Compact, projected to provide approximately $500 million in U.S. assistance to support economic growth throughout Tunisia. The Ambassador and Prime Minister also discussed the United States’ support for efforts to secure additional COVID-19 vaccines for Tunisians.

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FACT SHEET: Strategy for Global Vaccine Sharing, Announcing Allocation Plan for the First 25 Million Doses to be Shared Globally

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Unveils Strategy for Global Vaccine Sharing, Announcing Allocation Plan for the First 25 Million Doses to be Shared Globally As we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic at home and work to end the pandemic worldwide, President Biden has promised that the United States will be an arsenal of vaccines for …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Tunisian Foreign Minister Jerandi

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Tunisian Foreign Minister Jerandi READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 17, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Tunisian Foreign Minister Othman Jerandi.  The Secretary and the Foreign Minister expressed their concern about the violence in Israel and the West Bank and Gaza. …

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Readout of Vice President Kamala Harris Call with President Kais Saied of Tunisia

Vice President Kamala Harris spoke today with President Kais Saied and reaffirmed the strong U.S. commitment to Tunisia.  They discussed the importance of the longstanding friendship between the United States and Tunisia.  The two leaders reaffirmed the importance of democratic institutions, the rule of law, and fighting corruption. The Vice President underscored the United States’ …

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Notice of Funding Opportunity: Tunisia Supporting the Inclusion of Vulnerable Communities (IDMEJ)

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Office of Assistance Coordination and the United States Embassy in Tunisia announce a $4million Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to empower vulnerable communities in Tunisia by promoting social and institutional reforms that grant greater access to resources for victims of gender-based violence (GBV) and people with disabilities. The first objective …

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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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Ambassador Donald Blome Met Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi

Ambassador Donald Blome met Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi today to discuss U.S.-Tunisia bilateral cooperation, including the upcoming Millennium Challenge Corporation compact and the United States’ support to Tunisian efforts to secure COVID-19 vaccines for the Tunisian people. The Ambassador stressed the United States’ unwavering commitment to fostering inclusive economic growth and sustaining Tunisia’s success as …

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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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Remarks by President Biden on America’s Place in the World

U.S. Department of State Headquarters Harry S. Truman Building Washington, D.C. THE PRESIDENT:  Mr. Secretary, it’s great to be here with you.  And I’ve been looking forward a long time to be able to call you “Mr. Secretary.” Good afternoon, everyone.  It’s an honor to be back at the State Department under the eyes of …

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Small Businesses in El Kef  Double their Sales  with U.S. Embassy Support

In September 2020, the Financial Services Volunteer Corps (FSVC), in partnership with the Chambers of Commerce (CoC) of Beja, Gabes and Gafsa, selected 30 businesses to benefit from a U.S. Embassy funded small grants program. The program helps businesses to improve sales  and  recover from losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In December 2020, FSVC and the Beja CoC reported that two businesses in El Kef were …

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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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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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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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Smart 5G Decisions Today Can Preserve the Security and Privacy of all Tunisians

Smart 5G Decisions Today Can Preserve the Security and Privacy of all Tunisians Op-Ed by Donald Blome, U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia The United States and Tunisia have an enduring partnership, based on shared interests and, more importantly, shared values.  10 years ago, Tunisians stood up for freedom, democracy and the dignity of every individual.  Since …

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Public Diplomacy-Annual Program Statement 2023

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY TUNIS, PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION Notice Of Funding Opportunity   Funding Opportunity Title:            U.S. Embassy Tunis PAS Annual Program Statement Funding Opportunity Number:      PAS-Tunisia-FY2023 Deadline for Applications:             See Application deadlines section CFDA Number:                                19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs Total …

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U.S. bio-pharmaceutical company Pfizer donated eight state-of-the-art respirators to the Tunisian Ministry of Health

U.S. bio-pharmaceutical company Pfizer has just donated eight state-of-the-art respirators to the Tunisian Ministry of Health as part of an ongoing effort to help Tunisia combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These respirators will provide hospitals in Kasserine, Nabeul, Sousse, Tunis, and Zaghouan additional capacity in providing critical healthcare services to patients.  We applaud Pfizer’s generous donation.

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Ambassador Donald Blome Met with Minister of Industry, Energy and Mines, Salwa Sghaier

Ambassador Donald Blome met with the Minister of Industry, Energy and Mines, Salwa Sghaier.  They discussed aspects of bilateral economic cooperation and means of strengthening this cooperation, especially in the fields of energy, renewable resources, and industry. Ambassador Blome reaffirmed the United States’ continued support for Tunisia’s economy through enhancing the competitiveness of industrial institutions, …

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Joint Statement of the United States, the Republic of Sudan, and the State of Israel

October 23, 2020 President Donald J. Trump, Sudanese Chairman of the Sovereignty Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke today to discuss Sudan’s historic progress towards democracy and opportunities to advance peace in the region. After decades of living under a brutal dictatorship, the people of …

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Special Briefing via Telephone With Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker

U.S. Department of State The Dubai Regional Media Hub For Immediate Release Special Briefing via Telephone David Schenker Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs October 22, 2020 Moderator:  Thank you.  Greetings to everyone from the U.S. Department of State’s Dubai Regional Media Hub.  I would like to welcome our participants dialing in from …

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The United States Mobilizes More Than US$31 Million to Support 13,000 Tunisian Small Businesses, in Partnership with Boabab and Advans

Tunis, October 20, 2020 The United States government, through the U.S. International Development Agency (USAID), is partnering with leading microenterprise institutions Baobab Tunisie and Advans Tunisie to provide financing to more than 13,000 Tunisian micro and small enterprises and women-owned businesses in underserved regions across Tunisia. USAID Tunisia JOBS, in partnership with Boabab and Advans …

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Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper Remarks at the North Africa American Cemetery in Carthage, Tunisia

https://cdn.dvidshub.net/media/video/2009/DOD_108004403/DOD_108004403-1920×1080-6221k.mp4   (As Delivered) Thank you all for joining me this afternoon. I want to thank also The United States Embassy Tunis for hosting us today, and I want to thank the American Battle Monuments Commission for dedicating and maintaining these hallowed grounds. It is an honor to be here with you in the North Africa …

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Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Visit to Tunisia

U.S. Secretary of Defense, Dr. Mark T. Esper, visited Tunisia on September 30, 2020.  During his visit, Secretary Esper met with Tunisian President Kais Saied at Carthage Palace.  Secretary Esper expressed his appreciation for the longstanding friendship between the United States and Tunisia, dating back to the countries’ first agreement of friendship and trade in 1799. …

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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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Joint Statement by the United States, Israel, and the United Arab Emirates

The accord reached between the United States, Israel, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on August 13, 2020, is a courageous step toward a more stable, integrated, and prosperous Middle East. The accord inverts traditional thinking about the way to address the region’s problems and challenges, focusing on pragmatic steps that have tangible, practical outcomes. …

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Press Briefing on United Arab Emirates-Israel Relations with Senior Advisor Jared Kushner

U.S. Department of State Special Briefing via Telephone Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor to the President of the United States August 17, 2020 Moderator:  Good afternoon to everyone from the Department of State’s London Media Hub.  I’d like to welcome our participants dialing in from the Middle East and from around the world for this on-the-record press …

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Joint Statement of the United States, the State of Israel, and the United Arab Emirates

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release August 13, 2020 President Donald J. Trump, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates spoke today and agreed to the full normalization of relations between Israel …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Tunisian President Saied

Readout Office of the Spokesperson August 8, 2020 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Tunisian President Kais Saied about matters facing the United Nations Security Council.  Secretary Pompeo and President Saied also discussed ways to advance the bilateral partnership.

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MEPI Alumnus Organizes a Waste Collection Initiative in the Governorate of Nabeul 

As part of the MEPI Day of Service, MEPI Leadership for Development Fellowship (LDF) alumnus, Anis Mimech, organized a cleaning campaign of Lebna beach in the governorate of Nabeul. Anis and his10 volunteers also carried out an awareness campaign for the visitors of the beach to educate them on the importance of cleaning up after themselves and protecting the environment. This initiative is an effort to strengthen the culture of volunteering, and the spirit of …

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Brian Hook, Special Representative for Iran and Senior Advisor, discusses U.S. -Tunisia cooperation and leadership on the UN Security Council

Brian Hook, Special Representative for Iran and Senior Advisor to Secretary Pompeo, discusses U.S. -Tunisia cooperation and leadership on the United Nations Security Council. Good morning. I want to begin by wishing all Tunisians a very happy Republic Day, which I understand you will be celebrating on July 25. It is a pleasure to be …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Tunisian Foreign Minister Erray

 READOUT July 14, 2020 Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Tunisian Foreign Minister Erray The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs Noureddine Erray to discuss strengthening our cooperation on the United Nations Security Council, maturing the U.S.-Tunisia bilateral relationship, and …

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COVID -19 Response Plan:  ACEA Artisans Make First Online Sales with Improved Packaging  

In March 2020, the U.S. funded Collaborative Actions for Handicrafts Exports (ACEA) artisans were eagerly anticipating the opportunity to participate in the Handicraft Production Fair (Salon de la Création Artisanale). They were prepared to sell a wide range of Wiki Pam products featuring newly esigned attractive ackaging. Additionally, thanks to the training and coaching provided by ACEA, the artisans acquired the necessary set of business skills to sell their products at the …

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MEPI Alumna Works for Social and Political Empowerment of Youth

Leaders for Democracy Fellowship (LDF) alumna, Amira Marzouk is no stranger to active civic and political engagement.  Her journey started in 2012, where she was elected as member of  the Pan African Parliament and served as a member of the Human Rights Commission.  Having acquired a rich international background from her law studies, she worked within the investigation committee in Sudan and South Sudan. Amira was the only woman …

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Official Statement Memorial Day 2020

It is an honor to participate in the commemoration of one of America’s most solemn of holidays – Memorial Day.  Every year, the United States takes pause on this day to remember all our military members who gave their lives in defense of our freedom, and this year has added significance as it coincides with …

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Assistance Unit Project Raises the Number of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Applying for the Start-up Act Label.

The US Embassy in Tunis Office has partnered with the Tunisian Ministry of Technology of Communication and Digital Transformation and Smart Capital, the Startup Tunisia operator, to raise awareness about the goals of the Start-up Act across Tunisia. The much-awaited Startup Act has been launched officially since 2019 and is offering a new and unique legal framework with a series …

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COVID-19 Response: The EFE Foundation Launches the National Initiative “Sa7ti.tn” With the Support of the U.S. Embassy in Tunis

The Education for Employment (EFE) Foundation and its local Tunisian affiliate launched a national initiative “Sa7ti.tn,” as part of the national effort to combat COVID-19. Aimed at all hospital, medical and paramedical staff, www.sa7ti.tn is a free online training platform dedicated to the care of COVID-19 patients. This project, carried out in collaboration with the …

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Assistance Unit Funded Project Assists Violence Against Women Hotline Operators During Confinement

Because of the increased Gender-Based Violence reports during confinement, the Safety and Women’s Advancement (SAWA) program promptly responded to the Minister of Women Affairs’ request to support online coaching of Violence Against Women (VAW) hotline operators. SAWA organized individual and group coaching sessions with 17 hotline operators. The sessions covered practical topics such as stress …

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USAID / Ministry of Local Affairs Effort to Equip All Municipalities With Sanitation Gear

In coordination with the Ministry of Local Affairs, the US Government is buying sanitation kits for municipal trash collectors and janitors in 151 of Tunisia’s 350 municipalities (nearly half of all municipalities in Tunisia) through its local governance USAID program TADEEM – Tunisia Accountability, Decentralization, and Effective Municipalities. Five other donors (France, Switzerland, EU, UNDP, …

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Inmates Produce 750 Masks a Day Thanks to U.S. Embassy Support

Tunisia’s Directorate General of Prison and Rehabilitation (DGPR) confirmed that, in an effort to contain the coronavirus, the seven prison facilities that have a tailor vocational program are producing medical masks using sewing machines donated by the U.S. Government. More than 750 protective masks are assembled daily based on the required health standards and issued …

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U.S. Company Cisco Contributes to COVID-19 Response

U.S. Company Cisco Contributes to COVID-19 Response:  American tech company Cisco donated video-conference equipment to government agencies to work remotely during the lockdown to ensure continuity of operations. Cisco offered a video-conference station for the Strategic Health Operation Center at the Ministry of Health (MoH), connecting it to eight remote sites in the country.

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U.S. PROVIDES 1.7 MILLION DINARS ASSISTANCE TO TUNISIA TO RESPOND TO NOVEL CORONAVIRUS COVID-19

For Immediate Release April 03, 2020 TUNIS – The United States Government has committed $600,000 (approximately 1.7 million dinars) to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Tunisia from the Emergency Reserve Fund for Contagious Infectious Diseases at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The United States is providing these funds to the World Health …

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U.S. Ambassador Blome meets Interior Minister in Tunis

(TAP) – Interior Minister Hichem Mechichi met, on Wednesday in Tunis, U.S. ambassador in Tunis, Donald Blome. The meeting was an opportunity to discuss the Tunisian-US cooperation, particularly in the areas of counter-terrorism, training and education, as well as issues of common interest, a statement of the Interior Ministry said. The two sides stressed the …

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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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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Tunisian Prime Minister Fakhfakh

March 2, 2020 Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Tunisian Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh.  Secretary Pompeo congratulated Prime Minister Fakhfakh on forming a new government.  The Secretary expressed his commitment to continuing the strong bilateral relationship between the United States and Tunisia with Prime Minister Fakhfakh’s government and strengthening economic and commercial …

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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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Mashrou3i Celebrates Tunisia’s National Women’s Day with Special Feature on TV Show El Pitch

Mashrou3i Celebrates Tunisia’s National Women’s Day with Special Feature on TV Show El Pitch Lights, camera, pitch! Sunday 11th August, 9pm (UTC+1), El Hiwar Ettounsi – Tunisia Five Tunisian business women go head to head for the chance to win 30,000 TND in this special edition of El Pitch, sponsored by Mashrou3i. The new pitching …

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The Second Session of the United States-Tunisia Joint Economic Commission

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE The Second Session of the United States-Tunisia Joint Economic Commission    June 14, 2019 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: The United States and Tunisia convened the second session of the Joint Economic Commission in Washington, D.C. on June 14.  …

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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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AFRICOM Commander Engages with Tunisian Defense Officials

TUNIS, Tunisia – The top U.S. commander in Africa met with Tunisian defense leaders in Tunis this week to discuss security concerns in the region and opportunities for strengthening partnerships. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command, along with U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia Donald Blome, engaged with the Tunisian minister of defense …

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USS Arlington Visits Tunisia

PRESS RELEASE Tunis, March 22, 2019 The United States Navy ship USS Arlington and its 1,063 crewmembers visited Tunisia this week (March 21-24, 2019).  The visit was part of the longstanding maritime partnership between Tunisia and the United States.  Tunisian Navy officers met with the ship’s captain and leadership, and Tunisian government officials and journalists …

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Women Entrepreneurs Forum

USAID and Tunisia JOBS organized the “Women Entrepreneurs’ Forum” on Wednes- day, March 6, 2019. The Forum celebrated In- ternational Women’s Rights Day, with the Min- ister of Vocational Training and Employment, His Excellency the United States Ambassador to Tunisia, the USAID Mission Director, and the Tunisia JOBS Chief of Party in attendance. The event …

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Ambassador Speech at the Closing Event of the USAID Program “Sharekna”

Good morning and Welcome to everyone صباح الخير ومرحبا بكم جميعا I am very pleased to be here today.  As you all know, I am pretty new around here/I have just started working in Tunis, but I’ve already heard quite a bit lot about the Sharekna project.  I’m very grateful for the opportunity to see …

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Ambassador Remarks at the Women Entrepreneurship Forum

Ambassador Remarks at the Women Entrepreneurship Forum March 6, 2019 at the Movenpick Hotel in Gammarth Minister Ounissi, distinguished and honored guests, good morning. It is a pleasure to be with you today to celebrate your success. صباحَ الْخير السيّدة سيّدة الونيسي وزيرةْ التَكْوِين المِهْنِي والتَّشْغِيل؛ حَضَرَات الضُّيوف الْكِرام؛ سعيدٌ أنْ أَكُونَ بَيْنَكم اليوم لِلْاِحْتِفال …

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Blind and Deaf Citizens Gain Access to Municipal Information for the First Time

There are over 240,000 persons in Tunisia with disabilities. In 2008, Tunisia ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, requiring the State to provide public information in accessible formats. However, TADAEEM’s Annual Investment Plan (PAI) municipal awareness campaigns were not reaching all Tunisians until the implementation of two groundbreaking initiatives. The project …

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Faten Khalfallah – TechWomen Exchange program – 2015

Faten is the founder of “First Skills Club”, a non-profit organization that provides soft skill development and informal STEM education for kids and teenagers, with a special focus on robotics.  Her TechWomen exchange experience gave her the opportunity to intern with leading Tech companies – such as Mozilla and Autodesk – with which she collaborated …

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The Practical Guide to Franchise in Tunisia

A Practical Guide to Franchise that provides the basic tools and principles that entrepreneurs and investors need to obtain useful information on various aspects of franchise. This guide is part of the Tunisian-American cooperation. It contains a series of recommendations to deal with the specifics of the Tunisian market with respect to franchise. The guide …

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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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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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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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