06 December 2012 6:05 pm | | 0


Share     Share       Share     Share  

An American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) mission is visiting Tunisia from Saturday, December 8, through December 14 in an effort to promote mutual understanding between young leaders of Tunisia and the U.S. as well as strengthen bilateral relations.

The ACYPL mission is comprised of 8 delegates of whom half are Republicans and the other half Democrats.

The visit is occurring in partnership with the Tunisian American Young Professionals (TAYP) association. The aim is to introduce the U.S. delegation to the political, economic, and social circumstances that characterize Tunisia’s current political transition.

Among the delegates are Jason Isaac, a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, Colmon Elridge, executive assistant to Kentucky’s Democrat governor, James Knowles, Republican mayor of the city of Ferguson in Missouri, Jaime Contreras, vice president of property services workers union SEIU’s local 32BJ, Holly Chisa, owner of contract lobbying firm HPC Advocacy, Amanda Reeve, a Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives, and Kristin Rhebergen, ACYPL program director.

The ACYPL visit comes after the TAYP has recently launched its Tunisia Chapter, which seeks to implement necessary programs that help Tunisia’s transition period. Since its launch in the U.S. in 2011, TAYP has headed many events and programs to strengthen ties between the U.S. and Tunisia.

The Tunisia Chapter will seek to promote the export of Tunisian handicraft to the U.S. as well as attract U.S. investments in Tunisian startups, especially those founded by young entrepreneurs.

Correction: In an earlier version of this article, Pia Carusone, assistant secretary for public affairs at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, was included in the list of ACYPL delegates. She did not join ACYPL’s trip to Tunisia.

Share     Share       Share     Share  

  From the same category

            

Low Turnout and Mixed Feelings for Algerians Voting in Tunisia

Update: Libyan Kidnappers Demand Militants’ Release

UGTT Union Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Tunisia Returns Stolen Ancient Artifact to Algeria

            

Switzerland to Return $40 Million in Ben Ali Assets to Tunisia

Q & A: Issandr El Amrani on Tunisia’s Place in North Africa

Libya Border Crossing Reopens After Protests

U.S. to Provide Tunisia with $500 Million in Loan Guarantees

            

Prime Minister Jomaa Talks Economy, Security During U.S. Trip

Strikes, Protests Paralyze Tunisia-Libya Border Town

Israelis Excluded from Tunisia’s Push for Tourists

U.S. State Department Lifts Tunisia Travel Warning


Leave Feedback


  Follow us

Connect on YouTube Connect on Google+ Connect to itunes Subscribe via RSS Feed



  Latest Videos


Play Video

Motocross Racers in the Forests of Bizerte, Tunisia

Bizerte, the northernmost city in Africa, hosted the fourth round of the...

Play Video

Endangered Whale Brought Ashore in Tunis Suburb

Onlookers in the popular tourist spot of Sidi Bou Said, near Tunis,...

Play Video

'Kima Enti:' Mixing Tunisian Traditions With Modern Design

"Kima Enti" is a hand-made art and design project launched by independent...

Play Video

One-Year Anniversary of Chokri Belaid's Death

On February 6, 2014, family and supporters of slain Tunisian politician Chokri...

Play Video

Klay BBJ explains his arrest

Tunisia Live's Nissaf Slama interviews rapper Klay BBJ on his music, arrest,...



Tabbed Structure - Regular
UGTT Union Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize...
(1302 Views)
Unemployed Tunisians Risk Their Lives to Build Future...
(1120 Views)
Tunisia Returns Stolen Ancient Artifact to Algeria...
(1119 Views)
Switzerland to Return $40 Million in Ben Ali...
(1079 Views)
Motocross Racers in the Forests of Bizerte...
(809 Views)
Pollution Ravages Old Port of Tunis...
(804 Views)
NCA Approves Judicial Body, Looks Ahead to Electoral...
(801 Views)
Ben Ali Officials To Be Released in Revolution...
(774 Views)
Members ‘Freeze’ NCA Participation Over Reduced Sentences for...
(734 Views)
 
Low Turnout and Mixed Feelings for Algerians Voting in Tunisia...
Update: Libyan Kidnappers Demand Militants’ Release...
New Areas Around Chaambi Declared Military Zones...
Pollution Ravages Old Port of Tunis...
NCA Approves Judicial Body, Looks Ahead to Electoral Law...
Motocross Racers in the Forests of Bizerte...
Unemployed Tunisians Risk Their Lives to Build Future in Europe...
Members ‘Freeze’ NCA Participation Over Reduced Sentences for Ben Ali Officials...
Ben Ali Officials To Be Released in Revolution Killings Case...