U.S. support to Tunisia is coordinated primarily through five sections of the embassy.
Defense Attaché Office
The Defense Attaché Office with the Office of Security Cooperation implements the full range of defense cooperation activities in Tunisia. Chief among these activities is the support of bilateral cooperation programs. Other activities include the sale of defense articles and services; the training and professional development of Tunisian military personnel; and the coordination of humanitarian assistance programs on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense.
Foreign Assistance Unit
The United States remains a committed partner to Tunisia by working with its government, private sector, and civil society as they lay the foundations for the country’s future.
Foreign Agricultural Service
FAS primary mission is to improve market access for U.S. products and to promote and facilitate exports of U.S. agricultural products.
International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Section
INL supports Tunisian efforts to reform security and justice institutions to ensure they protect the rights of the Tunisian people. INL’s strategy in Tunisia is to promote interministerial reform efforts for the police, justice sector, and prison system to complement more immediate-term efforts to bolster basic capacities through training and equipment.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) strongly supports Tunisia’s democratic and economic transition as the Tunisian people consolidate the gains of the 2011 Jasmine Revolution to lay the foundation for an inclusive, accountable political system and dynamic, private sector-led economic.