Ambassador Jake Walles gave remarks on the occasion of the 239th anniversary of the independence of the U.S. Among those who attended the celebration were government officials, artists, and students.
The President re-affirmed our readiness to assist with the investigation and pledged to continue strengthening our cooperation on counterterrorism and broader security issues with the Tunisian government.
Congressional Tunisia Caucus: Co-chairs Reps. Hastings and Schweikert, released a statement condemning the deadly terrorist attack carried out at a popular beach in Sousse, Tunisia.
The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s horrifying terrorist attacks in France, Kuwait, Somalia, and Tunisia, where dozens of innocent civilians and, in the case of Somalia, Burundian peacekeepers, were killed and injured.
In the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Embassy organized a viewing party of the film “The Great Fight for Disability Rights” to activists in the field and heads of associations defending the rights of people with disabilities.
Together, we can overcome ignorance and prejudice. Together, we will overcome conflict and injustice -- not just with words, but with deeds. With what a hero of mine, the civil rights icon John Lewis, calls using our feet -- getting out in the real world to organize and to create the change that we seek.
Systems issues that have affected the Department of State’s ability to issue visas have been resolved, and all applicants can schedule appointments as normal. All applicants should plan to attend their current appointments as scheduled. Applicants with passports at the Embassy will be contacted once the passport (with a visa) is ready for pickup. Thank you for your cooperation.
This program is designed for mid-career professionals from public and private sector institutions.
The Fulbright FLTA Program is a nine-month, non-degree program for early career English teachers to study and teach at U.S. universities.
We were pleased to host a group of Tunisian cultural figures in a Tunisian-American Ramadan gathering during which we exchanged many ideas related to culture and presented awards to the three winners in our MLKJ video contest “I have a dream for Tunisia.”
U.S. Ambassador Jake Walles was a Guest Speaker at the Inauguration of Smart Center at Tunis Business School
Ambassador Walles gave remarks at the inauguration of the Smart Center at Tunis Business School (TBS). The Smart Center, a partnership between AmCham Tunisia, PNB-NAPEO, and TBS aims to improve opportunities for business development, accelerate sustainable job creation, and expand economic opportunities for young professionals.
Ambassador Walles donated a variety of baseball equipment to youth training centers affiliated with the Tunisian Federation of Baseball and Softball.
Ambassador Walles met with the AEIF 2015 winning team from Tunisia and presented them with a certificate in recognition of their achievement.
Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens
Terrorist Attack in Tunisia - June 26, 2015
The U.S. Embassy wishes to alert U.S. citizens to a terrorist attack in Tunisia around the Kantaoui area at the Imperial Riu Marhaba and Soviva hotels in Sousse.
The U.S. Embassy reiterates our standing guidance that U.S. citizens in Tunisia should exercise caution when frequenting public venues that are visited by large numbers of foreigners, such as hotels, shopping centers, and tourist sites and restaurants. U.S. citizens are reminded to exercise caution and avoid areas where large gatherings may occur. Even demonstrations or events intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence. U.S. citizens should also be alert to the possibility of kidnapping. U.S. citizens should monitor local events, report suspicious activity to the local police, and take appropriate steps to bolster their own security.
Travelers contemplating trips to the interior of the country should assess local conditions and routes when making travel plans. In particular, all travel south of the designated military zone in the south must be coordinated in advance with Tunisian authorities. Also, travel to either border should be avoided if possible given the periodic security incidents along the border regions.
For further information:
- See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the current Country Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Tunis located at Les Berges du Lac, 1053 Tunis, at 216-71-107-000, during business hours from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or for after-hours emergencies.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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