35th U.S.-Tunisia Joint Military Commission

Chargée d’Affaires Natasha Franceschi joined Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Dr. Celeste Wallander and Tunisian Minister of National Defense Imed Memmiche for the 35th U.S.-Tunisia Joint Military Commission which took place September 27-28, 2022 at USAFRICOM headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. The Joint Military Commission reaffirmed the importance of the U.S.-Tunisia bilateral defense ... Read More»

U.S. Navy Seabees and Marines Support to Tunisian Navy in Combating COVID-19

U.S. Navy Seabees and Marines worked closely with Tunisian Navy engineers to construct a two-room medical facility at the regional hospital in Tabarka as part of the 2021 Phoenix Express Exercise. The new facility will increase the hospital’s ability to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and address future healthcare needs in the region. Ambassador Donald ... Read More»

U.S. Donation of 310 Oxygen Cannisters Over One Million Liters to the Ministry of Health

The U.S. Embassy in Tunisia, in coordination with the U.S. military’s  U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) , provided 310 oxygen cannisters containing over one million liters of oxygen to the Tunisian Ministry of Health. “The United States is here to support the people of Tunisia during this serious health crisis. This oxygen donation is a symbol of the strong partnership ... Read More»

U.S. Donates Two Mobile Negative-Pressure Isolation Hospitals to “Mongi Selim” Hospital in La Marsa

Ambassador Donald Blome and Minister of Health Faouzi Mehdi visited Mongi Slim Hospital today to review construction of the first of two field hospitals donated by the United States to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The mobile, negative-pressure isolation hospitals offer 30 beds each and provide additional space for the safe testing, isolation, and treatment ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

Tunisian Navy Receives Two U.S. Patrol Boats

REMARKS BY AMBASSADOR RUBINSTEIN CEREMONY FOR THE ARRIVAL OF 65’ PATROL BOATS TO THE MINISTRY OF DEFENSE Thank you for the warm welcome.   It is a great honor to be here with you, Minister Horchani, Amiral ATALLAH, assembled officers, Contre Amiral ATALLAH, assembled officers and sailors of the Tunisian Navy, and honored guests at this ... Read More»

U.S. Equipment Donation to Tunisian Ministry of Defense

    Local Media Coverage on the United States donation of  jeeps, communications technology and small aircraft to Tunisia.   TVs Wataniya 1 Nessma TV Al Hiwar Attounsi Attassia TV TNN Radios Mosaique FM Express FM Shems FM Jawhara FM Online Media Webdo lorientlejour.com ca.reuters.com ara.reuters.com Hakaek Online Tunisie Telegraph Kapitalis Tunivisions Sabah Read More»

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 ... Read More»

Recent U.S. Deliveries Increase Ministry of Defense’s Mobility

At a meeting on May 12, U.S. Ambassador Jake Walles informed Minister of Defense Farhat Horchani about the recent delivery to the Tunisian military of 52 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles, also known as HMMWVs, and a 65-foot patrol boat. The Tunisian Navy will use the boat manufactured by SAFE Boats International to improve the ... Read More»

Arrival Ceremony for the Tunisian Air Force’s Second C-130J & Announcement of Tunisia’s Purchase of Eight UH-60M Helicopters

At a ceremony on Thursday, January 8, attended by U.S. Ambassador Jake Walles, Minister of Defense Ghazi Jeribi, and Brigadier General Bechir Bedoui, the Tunisian Air Force welcomed the arrival of their second C-130J aircraft and announced their decision to purchase eight armed UH-60M helicopters. In 2010, Tunisia signed a contract to purchase two C-130J ... Read More»

Transfer of Night Vision Devices to the Tunisian Armed Forces

At a ceremony on Friday, November 7 attended by U.S. Ambassador Jake Walles, Minister of Defense Ghazi Jeribi, and Brigadier General Bechir Bedoui, the U.S. Embassy transferred Night Vision Devices valued at nearly $2 million to the Tunisian Armed Forces, highlighting the strong and growing strategic partnership between the United States and Tunisia. At the ... Read More»

Donation of Patrol Boats to the Tunisian Navy

At a ceremony on Thursday, August 28 attended by U.S. Ambassador Jake Walles, Minister of Defense Ghazi Jeribi, and Vice Admiral Mohamed Khamassi, the U.S. Embassy presented two new 44-foot patrol boats to the Tunisian Navy, highlighting the United States’ strong and growing strategic partnership with Tunisia. These two vessels donated to the Tunisian Navy ... Read More»
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