Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski Travels to Tunisia for the U.S.-Tunisia Strategic Dialogue

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 12, 2015

Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) Tom Malinowski and DRL Deputy Assistant Secretary Dafna Rand will travel to Tunisia on November 12–13.

On November 12, Assistant Secretary Malinowski and USAID Assistant Administrator for the Middle East Paige Alexander will co-chair a dialogue with Tunisian government officials and civil society organizations to discuss recommendations on political, economic, and security issues for the second U.S.-Tunisia Strategic Dialogue on November 13. At the Strategic Dialogue, Assistant Secretary Malinowski and Assistant Administrator Alexander will co-chair the Democracy and Partnerships Working Group.

While in Tunis, Assistant Secretary Malinowski and Deputy Assistant Secretary Rand will also meet with government officials and civil society members to discuss a number of issues related to Tunisia’s democratic consolidation, including decentralization, security sector reform, upcoming municipal elections, and the parliament’s role in the reform process.

For further information, please contact Chanan Weissman at or 202-647-4043.

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