U.S. Congratulates Tunisians on Municipal Elections

Press Statement

Heather Nauert
Department Spokesperson

Washington, DC

May 7, 2018

The United States congratulates the people of Tunisia on the country’s first-ever free municipal elections, which took place on Sunday. These elections represented an important step in the consolidation of its democracy. As Tunisia meets the democratic milestones set out in its constitution, the United States continues to support Tunisia’s progress.



Meeting with the Honorable Congresswoman Betty McCollum, member of the House Committee on Appropriations and of the Tunisia Caucus.


Meeting with the Congressman Joe Wilson, member of the House Committees on Armed Services and Foreign Affairs and The Tunisia Caucus.


Meeting with the Honorable Congressman Garrett Graves, member of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructures.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018 : Meeting with the Honorable senator John Boozman, member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations.


Tuesday, April 10, 2018 : Meeting with the Honorable Hal Rogers, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations & Related Programs/ Committee on Appropriations.


Foreign Minister Mr. Khemaies Jhinaoui discussed with US Ambassador to Tunisia

The Tunisian Foreign Minister Mr Khemaies Jhinaoui discussed with US Ambassador to Tunisia Mr. Daniel Rubenstein at a meeting on April 04 ,2018  "ways of enhancing co-operation between the two countries as well as a number of regional and international issues of common concern."





Monday, March 26, 2018 : Lecture at the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah : “Tunisia’s Democratic Transition: Achievements and Challenges”.


March, 29, 2018: Event at the Middle East Institute: Elections in Tunisia and hope for democratic reform.


Washington DC, March 28, 2018: Reception at the Residence on the occasion of a visit of a delegation from the Tunisian National Defense Institute (NDI) in partnership with the NESA Center for Strategic Studies.



Monday, March 26, 2018 : Meeting with the Honorable Governor of Utah Mr. Gary Herbert on the occasion of H.E Ambassador Fayçal Gouia’s participation to the Honorable Congressman Chris Stewart Security Summit held in Salt Lake City.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018 : Meeting with the Honorable Congressman Ed Royce, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.