Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 18, 2014


Deputy Secretary Higginbottom traveled to Tunisia March 17-18th to meet with Tunisian officials, business leaders, students, and civil society representatives to discuss with them ways to strengthen the U.S.-Tunisia relationship. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom underscored the U.S. belief that Tunisia remains a bright hope for a successful transition to democracy. Working with the people and government of Tunisia to lay a foundation for political stability and economic prosperity that solidifies their democracy, strengthens civil society, and empowers youth is a top priority for the United States.