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Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Joey Hood visited Tunisia from May 17–20, and met with Tunisian State Secretary Mohamed Ali Nafti and Diplomatic Advisor to Prime Minister Mechichi, Elyes Ghariani.
Hood underscored the United States government’s commitment to partnering with Tunisia to advance its democratic, economic, and security goals, the State Department said in a statement on Friday. “They also discussed regional issues of mutual importance, including support for the UN-led Libyan peace process. Acting Assistant Secretary Hood also met with civil society and attended an event to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Program.”
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