A delegation of American senators, headed by Senator Daniel Inouye, is visiting Tunisia from January 5 – 7. The senators will be meeting with Tunisian Foreign Affairs Minister Rafik Abedssalem today at 5:00pm at the Foreign Ministry. A press conference is scheduled to follow the meeting.
The delegation consists of Senators Daniel Inouye (D-HI), Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD). According to a communiqué released by the Tunisian Foreign Affairs Ministry, the visit is intended to further strengthen relations between the two countries and to support the path of democratic transition in Tunisia.
Senator Daniel Inouye, serves as the Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations as well as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations Defense Subcommittee.