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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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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Prime Minister Youssef Chahed’s Official Visit to Washington

Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with Prime Minister Youssef Chahed July 10, 2017 The Vice President met today with the Tunisian Prime Minister to reaffirm the United States’ support for Tunisia as it works to strengthen its security capacity, implement essential economic reforms, and continue developing its democratic institutions. The Vice President applauded the ...
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2017 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC June 7, 2017 In recognition of LGBTI Month, the Department of State affirms its solidarity with the human rights defenders and civil society organizations working around the world to uphold the fundamental freedoms of LGBTI persons to live with dignity and freedom. We also recognize ...
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Joint Statement of the U.S-Tunisia Trade and Investment Council

TUNIS, TUNISIA — The United States-Tunisia Trade and Investment Council met on April 21, 2017 in Tunis under the bilateral Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).  Ambassador Mokhtar Chaouachi, Director General for Asia and the Americas in the Tunisian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, hosted the Council meeting, which is the seventh held since the TIFA ...
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Statement by President Trump on Syria

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release April 6, 2017 STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT TRUMP ON SYRIA   Mar-a-Lago, Florida 9:40 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  My fellow Americans:  On Tuesday, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians.  Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the ...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tunisia National Day

Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC March 20, 2017 Tunisia National Day On behalf of President Trump and the people of the United States, I am delighted to join the Tunisian people in celebrating the 61st anniversary of Tunisia’s independence. Tunisians have taken impressive steps forward on their post-2011 path to democracy, building ...
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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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Ahlem Nasraoui is among 10 Emerging Young Leaders Award Winners

Check out photos and video of Tunisia’s own Ahlem Nasraoui at the Emerging Young Leaders Award ceremony at the U.S. Department of State, on Wednesday, April 20. In her thank you speech, Ahlem stated proudly: “This award was an opportunity to speak up and voice my country’s aspirations: We Tunisians won’t be defeated by terrorism. We wake up every day to rejoice ...
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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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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on the Terrorist Attack in Tunisia

The United states condemns in the strongest terms yesterday’s terrorist attack against members of Tunisia’s security forces. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed and wounded. We are prepared to assist Tunisian authorities in the coming days as they investigate this attack. Terrorists have sought to use fear ...
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Press Release on Terrorist Attack on Tunisian Security Forces

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Deputy Department Spokesperson Washington, DC November 24, 2015 Share The United States strongly condemns today’s terrorist attack in Tunis that targeted a bus carrying members of Tunisia’s security forces, killing at least 12 people. We extend our deepest sympathies to the victims’ families and have offered assistance with Tunisian authorities’ ...
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Statement by the President Congratulating the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Recipients

On behalf of the American people, I congratulate Tunisia’s National Dialogue Quartet on winning the Nobel Peace Prize.  This brave coalition of workers, industry, lawyers and human rights advocates is an inspiring reminder that lasting peace and security can only be achieved when citizens are empowered to forge their own future and that democracy is ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry on the Nobel Peace Prize for the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet

I congratulate Tunisia’s National Dialogue Quartet for their selection as winners of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. This extraordinary honor recognizes the critical role civil society organizations played following the Tunisian revolution — by preserving national unity and constructing a political process that led to both a constitution and free and fair national elections. As ...
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Launch of the Tunisia E-Business Network Platform

Deputy Chief of Mission Kathleen Hanson gave remarks at the July 24 launch of the Tunisia E-Business Network. The U.S. government awarded the Tunis Chamber of Commerce a grant of $250,000 to create and launch this digital web-based platform for Tunisian exporters to facilitate international trade transactions in Mediterranean and global markets. The Tunisia e-Business ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on Attacks in France, Kuwait, and Tunisia

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in France, Kuwait, and Tunisia today.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of these heinous attacks, their loved ones, and the people of all three countries.  As the President has discussed with his French, Kuwaiti, and Tunisian counterparts in recent weeks, we ...
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Congressional Tunisia Caucus Co-Chairs, Reps. Schweikert and Hastings, Condemn Terrorist Attack in Sousse, Tunisia

Congressman David Schweikert: “Joyce and I extend our deepest sympathies to the victims of today’s senseless violence in Sousse, Tunisia and condemn in the strongest terms this act of terrorism. Today’s attack is against democracy as a whole.” “Time and again, the Tunisian people have stood up against terror for the universal values that generations ...
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Terrorist Designation of Ali Ouni Harzi

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC The Department of State has designated Ali Ouni Harzi as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. The consequences of this designation include a prohibition against U.S. persons engaging in transactions ...
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Secretary of State John Kerry on the Solidarity March in Tunis, Tunisia

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC On behalf of President Obama, I would like to express the United States’ solidarity with the Tunisian people as they march tomorrow in Tunis in defiance of the shocking and grotesque terrorist attack at the National Bardo Museum on March 18. The U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia, ...
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Attack on the National Bardo Museum in Tunis, Tunisia

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release March 18, 2015 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s deadly terrorist attack at the National Bardo Museum in Tunis, where gunmen killed 19 people and wounded more than 20 others.  We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the ...
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Readout of President Obama’s Call with President Caid Essebsi of Tunisia

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Washington, D.C. President Obama called President Beji Caid Essebsi of Tunisia today to congratulate him on his victory in Tunisia’s first presidential election under its new constitution. The President commended Tunisians for the spirit of peaceful compromise that has prevailed throughout their historic democratic transition of the ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry on Tunisia’s Presidential Election

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson On behalf of the government and people of the United States, I would like to congratulate President-elect Beji Caid Essebsi on his victory and the Tunisian people on the successful completion of their process to elect a new government under the constitution adopted last January.  Tunisia has ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on the Presidential Election in Tunisia

President Obama congratulates President-elect Beji Caid Essebsi on his victory and the people of Tunisia on the successful conclusion of the first presidential election under the new constitution, a vital step toward the completion of Tunisia’s momentous transition to democracy.  The United States looks forward to working closely with President-elect Caid Essebsi and the new ...
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Secretary Kerry on Tunisia’s Presidential Election

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. I congratulate the Tunisian people on today’s presidential election. This historic moment has come about due to the strong commitment by Tunisians from across the political spectrum to democracy and the rule of law. With a continued emphasis on political and social cooperation and consensus-building, ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry on Parliamentary Elections in Tunisia

I join President Obama in congratulating the Tunisian people on the success of yesterday’s legislative elections. We welcome this important step to form a democratically elected Parliament and to build the foundation for a democratic, secure, and prosperous future. This milestone in Tunisia’s transition to democracy exemplifies why Tunisia remains a beacon of hope, not ...
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Statement by the President on Parliamentary Elections in Tunisia

On behalf of all Americans, I congratulate the people of Tunisia on the democratic election of a new parliament – an important milestone in Tunisia’s historic political transition.  In casting their ballots today, Tunisians continued to inspire people across their region and around the world, as they did during Tunisia’s 2011 revolution and with the ...
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Message from Secretary Kerry

I deeply regret that I’m not able to join you today in Tunis, but I want you to know how strongly I support the goals and objectives of this “Invest in Tunisia” Conference.  Tunisia has made remarkable progress in the past year: the ratification of a democratic constitution that respects universal rights; the installation of ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry on the Formation of New Tunisian Government

The ratification of a new democratic constitution and the installation of an independent government to lead the country towards new elections are historic milestones in Tunisia’s democratic transition. Three years ago this month, Tunisians inspired the world when a brave fruit vendor sparked a revolution that set the country on a path to democracy.  While ...
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Statement from the Spokesperson of the U.S. Department of State Ratification of the new Tunisian Constitution

We are encouraged that Tunisia’s National Constituent Assembly voted to ratify Tunisia’s new constitution on January 26. A strong constitution, reached through consultation and debate, is the foundation of a thriving democracy. This is a historic moment for the people of Tunisia and represents a significant achievement as Tunisia continues in its political transition. The ...
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Statement from U.S. Embassy: Designation of Ansar al-Shari’a in Tunisia as a Foreign Terrorist Organization

On January 10, 2014, the Department of State announced the designations of Ansar al-Shari’a in Tunisia, along with two separate groups in Libya as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.  In addition, the Department of State has also designated Seifallah Ben Hassine, the leader of Ansar al-Shari’a commonly known as “Abou Iyadh,” as a Specially Designated Global ...
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