Pentagon strengthens ties with the army despite the diplomatic crisis
The diplomatic stand-off between Joe Biden's administration and President Kais Saied has not prevented the US army from strengthening ties with the Tunisian military. #Tunisia
Despite raising concerns in Washington, President Kais Saied's coup has not called into question military cooperation between both countries. The Tunisian army is set to receive two Cessna aircraft transformed into spy planes by ATI Engineering Services and have its interoperability with its US counterpart strengthened.
Kaïs Saïed's election as Tunisian head of state on October 13 seems unlikely to dampen the United States' enthusiasm for bilateral security cooperation. Tunisian military cooperation with the US is already intense, with new joint exercises planned in early 2020
Canada's PAL Aerospace has been carrying out maritime surveillance flights in the exclusive economic zone of the Seychelles since September at the request of US military command Africom. The mission could open up new prospects in Africa for the private sector airborne intelligence company.
Construction group Gecoba, a preferred US Army partner company owned by Mauritanian national Khalidou Moussa Ba, has won contracts worth several million dollars in Central and West Africa since 2013. It is heavily involved, notably, in the construction of a huge strategic air base in Agadez in Niger.
Relations between the IMF (International Monetary Fund) and Tunisia are visibly deteriorating. According to our sources in Tunis, the IMF, which is headed by Christine Lagarde, has postponed until further notice a visit to Tunisia planned for June 30 by