Chargé d’Affaires Gregory LoGerfo met with Minister of Health Faouzi Mehdi to reaffirm U.S. support for Tunisia’s efforts in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting was followed by a donation ceremony of critical COVID-19 PPE equipment to hospitals in Ben Guerdane and Remada, including thousands of locally procured protective suits, blouses, glasses, shoe covers, and disinfectant supplies, a symbol of our continued partnership to fight this pandemic. This is just one component of American assistance reaching Tunisians throughout the country. The U.S. government has provided more than $36 million USD in support since March 2020 to help Tunisia respond to the immediate health crisis and address the pandemic’s long-term economic and social effects. We make these investments because we believe in the Tunisian people.