Office of the Spokesperson
May 5, 2016
Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Catherine A. Novelli will lead the U.S. delegation to the first meeting of the U.S.-Tunisia Joint Economic Commission on Friday, May 6, in Washington, D.C. The Tunisian Government delegation will be led by Tunisian Minister of Vocational Training and Employment Zied Ladhari.
In November 2015, the United States and Tunisia announced they would convene this inaugural meeting to supplement the U.S.-Tunisian Strategic Dialogue. Tomorrow’s discussions will focus on ways to support initiatives that advance Tunisia’s economic reform agenda, competitiveness, and overall growth through both policy discussion and formulation of assistance programming. The United States already enjoys an important economic relationship with Tunisia, and the Joint Economic Commission will facilitate further growth.
Journalists who would like to attend this event’s opening remarks should arrive by 8:00 a.m. at the State Department’s Consular Annex Building, located at 600 19th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20006. For more information, please contact FogartyDJ@state.gov.