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 Prime Minister’s recent efforts to combat corruption, and encouraged the Prime Minister to continue making sustainable reforms that will attract investment and create jobs for Tunisians. The two leaders highlighted the strong cooperation between their countries, whose relationship dates to 1797.


Readout of Secretary Mattis’ Meeting With Prime Minister of Tunisia

July 10, 2017

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis met with Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed at the Pentagon today. Secretary Mattis lauded Tunisia for its leadership in promoting regional security and stability in Northern Africa and expressed his desire for greater defense cooperation in the future.

The two leaders discussed the importance of the U.S.-Tunisian defense partnership, Tunisia’s security situation, and counterterrorism assistance. Both leaders noted the progress and significance of military training, intelligence sharing and defense cooperation.

Prime Minister Chahed thanked the United States for ongoing security cooperation programs, and the Secretary affirmed the strong U.S. commitment for continued support to Tunisia.


Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson on Secretary Mnuchin’s Meeting with Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed


​Washington – Yesterday, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin met with Prime Minister Youssef Chahed of Tunisia.  The Secretary congratulated the Prime Minister on Tunisia’s political transition. The Secretary and Prime Minister discussed Tunisia’s economic reform initiatives and commitments under its IMF program. The Secretary underscored his support for Tunisia’s efforts to counter terrorism, including terrorist financing particularly with respect to ISIS.