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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United States Donates Additional 687,960 Pfizer Vaccines to Tunisia

Tunis, September 10, 2021 – Keeping to our commitment of leading the global fight against COVID-19, the United States is delivering 687,960 additional doses of the Pfizer vaccine to Tunisia through the COVAX mechanism. The first tranche of the vaccines, constituting of almost 500,000 doses arrived in Tunisia today, to be followed by the remaining doses on Monday, …

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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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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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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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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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Ambassador Blome Inaugurates New Agriculture Center in Takelsa as Part of $5 Million FARMER Project

Ambassador Remarks Good morning. I am delighted to be in Takelsa today to support hard-working Tunisian farmers from across the country.  I would like to thank Acting Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries Mohamed Fadhel Kraim and AVFA for their partnership in implementing the embassy’s five-million-dollar FARMER program. The Takelsa Center is an impressive example of farmers and small businesses working …

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African Lion 21 exercise wraps up in Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal

TAN TAN, Morocco – African Lion, U.S. Africa Command’s premier joint annual exercise, successfully wrapped up its 17th iteration in Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal, June 18. Military leaders from the United States, African, European and NATO partners attended the closing ceremony held in one of the exercise training locations in Tan Tan, Morocco. “I would …

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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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Fact Sheet: President Biden to Sign Executive Actions Restoring America’s Place in the World

The Biden-Harris Administration is placing diplomacy back at the center of United States’ foreign policy. U.S. international engagement to be grounded in American values, working in partnership with allies and focused on strengthening international institutions. Today, President Biden is sending a message loud and clear to the rest of the world: America is back. Since taking …

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Proclamation on Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to The United States

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION The United States was built on a foundation of religious freedom and tolerance, a principle enshrined in the United States Constitution.  Nevertheless, the previous administration enacted a number of Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations that prevented certain individuals from entering the United States — first from primarily …

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Letter to His Excellency António GuterresLetter to His Excellency António Guterres

His Excellency Mr. António Guterres Secretary-General United Nations New York Excellency: This letter constitutes a retraction by the Government of the United States of the letter dated July 6, 2020, notifying you that the Government of the United States intended to withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO), effective July 6, 2021.  The United States …

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Ambassador Donald Blome’s Remarks at the the Sfax Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Webinar

U.S. Ambassador Donald Blome joined the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Sfax, Ridha Fourati, the Director General, Ikram Makni, and a group of Sfaxian business owners during a webinar to discuss U.S. economic support and investment in Sfax and throughout Tunisia. The U.S. Embassy in Tunis has a long-standing partnership with the Sfax Chamber of Commerce aimed …

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Souk At-Tanmia Initiative Supports More Than 80 Entrepreneurs Through Its COVID-19 Support System

On December 2nd, U.S Ambassador Donald Blome joined British Ambassador Edward Oakden, Minister of the Economy, Finance and Investment Promotion Ali Kooli and  African Development Bank (AfDB) Director-General of North Africa, Muhammad Al-Azizi, , in a virtual meeting.  The event was part of AfDB’s Souk At-Tanmia project to celebrate more than 80 entrepreneurs who won competitions to develop new technologies or …

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Launch of Femmedina in Tunis: Approaches and Tools to Create Inclusive Cities

Tunis, Brussels, 2 December 2020 – Cities Alliance and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will launch the Women of the City (Femmedina) initiative, supported by the United States Agency for International Development with an amount of $500,000. The initiative is implemented in cooperation with the Municipality of Tunis to rethink how public …

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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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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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Three Tunisian Start-ups Successfully Complete the Endeavor Scale-up Program

Within the framework of the U.S. funded Promise Tunisia project, Endeavor’s Scale-up program was launched on March 19 to support emerging Tunisian entrepreneurs. The program offered a combination of group and individual sessions to help entrepreneurs clarify their vision and strategy and strengthen their fundraising capabilities. During the five-month program, the entrepreneurs benefited from 46 hours of one-on-one mentoring and …

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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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President Donald J. Trump Brokers a Historic Peace Agreement Between Israel and Sudan

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release October 23, 2020 “They are choosing a future in which Arabs and Israelis, Muslims, Jews, and Christians can live together, pray together, and dream together, side by side, in harmony, community, and peace.” President Donald J. Trump STRIKING ANOTHER HISTORIC AGREEMENT: President Donald J. …

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The United States Supports the Agriculture Industry through the Successful Implementation of the Training Center for Feed Manufacturing 

Joint Press Release U.S. Embassy in Tunis and the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries  The United States Supports the Agriculture Industry through the Successful Implementation of the Training Center for Feed Manufacturing October 22, 2020 U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia, Donald Blome, and the Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries, Akissa Bahri, joined members of the Tunisian National Institute for …

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Press Statement by Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State on Syria Caesar Act Designations

Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Press Statement by Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State June 17, 2020   More than six years ago, the brave photographer known as Caesar shocked the world by smuggling out of Syria the photographic proof that the Assad regime was torturing and executing many thousands …

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USAID and the United Bank for Africa Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Advance the Two-Way Trade and Investment Goals of Prosper Africa

Tunis, Tunisia 06 February 2020 U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Prosper Africa initiative is partnering with the United Bank for Africa (UBA) to increase two-way trade and investment between the United States and the nations of Africa.   This partnership ensures businesses are equipped with the technical and financial tools they need to …

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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: Promoting Trade and Investment Between the United States and Africa

Tunis, Tunisia  06 February, 2020 Prosper Africa, a U.S. government initiative to increase trade and investment between the United States and Africa, will launch in Tunisia with a conference sponsored by the Embassy of the United States of America and the American Chamber of Commerce of Tunisia. The event will take place at the Laico …

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Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo On Tunisia’s Presidential Elections

October 15, 2019 I congratulate the Tunisian people, who turned out over the weekend to exercise their hard won right to vote.  We were impressed with Tunisia’s independent elections commission, which increased voter confidence in the electoral system. Citizens choosing their next President is a milestone on Tunisia’s path to democracy.  The U.S. looks forward …

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Visit of a Professional American Basketball League delegation in honor of Tunisian international NBA player Salah Mejri in Douar Hicher

August 2, 2019 – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Tunisia organized a visit of Tunisian international basketball player Salah Mejri to the Douar Hicher indoor sports hall to meet and support a group of youth and associations active in sports from the regions of Douar Hicher, Sousse and Jendouba. This visit was organized …

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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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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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Readout of President Trump’s Call with President Beji Caid Essebsi

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release February 17, 2017 Readout of the President’s Call with President Beji Caid Essebsi of Tunisia President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Beji Caid Essebsi of Tunisia to discuss Tunisia’s democratic transition and our counterterrorism partnership. President Trump praised Tunisia’s stability and security …

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MCC Visits Tunisia to Discuss Compact to Promote Inclusive Economic Growth

Millennium Challenge Corporation Visits Tunisia to Discuss Compact to Promote Inclusive Economic Growth for Tunisians   TUNIS, February 2, 2017 – A delegation from the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), led by Acting Vice President of Compact Operations Kyeh Kim, visited Tunisia this week to discuss the development of an MCC compact to reduce poverty and promote …

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Joint Statement of the U.S-Tunisia Council on Trade and Investment

For Immediate Release March 29, 2016 Joint Statement of the U.S-Tunisia Council on Trade and Investment Washington, D.C. – The United States-Tunisia Trade and Investment Council held its sixth session on March 22, 2016, in Washington, D.C., to continue its examination of ways to increase trade and investment between the two economies.  Led by Deputy …

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U.S. Support for Tunisian Border Security Project

The United States Government is pleased to announce the first part of an award of a $24.9 million dollar contract for a project to strengthen Tunisia’s border security capabilities along the Tunisia-Libya border.  The contract is being awarded by the United States’ Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and will provide an integrated border surveillance system …

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