Today, the United States and Tunisia signed a loan guarantee agreement which will allow Tunisia to access up to $500 million in affordable financing from international capital markets. The loan guarantee underscores the United States’ commitment to the people of Tunisia and their democratic transition. The loan guarantee agreement is designed to support Tunisia as it pursues important reforms that will provide the foundation for economic growth and prosperity.
Today, September 14, marks one year since the violent attack against the U.S. Embassy and the American Cooperative School of Tunis. Throughout the past year, despite the grave damage to our facilities, the Embassy has continued to function and carry out its work to strengthen the friendship between our nations that has existed for more than 200 years. The American School has also continued its mission to educate nearly 600 students from Tunisia and over 71 other countries. We remain here, and we continue this important work that benefits our two countries and our two peoples.
Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Assistant Administrator for Middle East, Alina Romanowski, announced the signing of the Tunisian-American Enterprise Fund (TAEF). The fund will invest in small and medium enterprises to promote inclusive economic growth and employment, critical to Tunisia’s transition to democracy.
Today, the United States and Tunisia launched an initiative to support the growth of small- and medium-sized businesses, boost trade, and promote broad-based economic growth. The initiative, funded and led by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will provide training in Tunisia on the U.S. small business development center model and provide technical assistance to the owners and employees of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to expand trade opportunities in the region and internationally.
The Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Science program, a partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), has issued a second call for proposals that includes new countries and special funding opportunities.
Last updated: February 02, 2016