Deputy Chief of Mission Benjamin Moeling and the State Secretary of Entrepreneurship and Vocational Training Saida Ounissi spoke with around forty Tunisian entrepreneurs at the U.S. Embassy Global Entrepreneurship Week celebration. DCM Moeling emphasized the importance of entrepreneurship to Tunisia’s future and the Embassy’s commitment to supporting Tunisian innovators. State Secretary Ounissi said the public sector needed to improve its understanding of entrepreneurs and encouraged the entrepreneurs themselves to make suggestions to the government. Panelists Africinvest Senior Partner Khaled Ben Jilani, Cogite Chief Operating Officer Fatene Ben Hamza, and Afrikwity Founder Tarek Ben Abdallah led the group in discussing how the public and private sector both could boost innovation and job creation.
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