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Kamala Harris reaffirms US relations with Tunisia in phone call with President Kais Saied
Vice President Kamala Harris got in touch with another world leader this week. Harris spoke with Tunisian President Kais Saied, reaffirming the ties between the two countries.
The White House released a readout of Harris’ conversation with Saied. Harris reaffirmed the ties between the US and Tunisia and the pair discussed the importance of democracy. Harris also noted the US’s support to help Tunisia maintain its democracy as well as Tunisia’s economic reforms in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Harris also voiced her support towards Tunisia’s ongoing discussions with the International Monetary Fund and the implementation of the measures from the discussions. Harris also took to social media after her call with Saied, reiterating the US’ support for Tunisia’s economic reforms.
“I spoke with President Saied of Tunisia today. We discussed the longstanding friendship between our countries, and I reaffirmed the US commitment to Tunisia. We stand with Tunisia as it makes the economic reforms necessary to recover from the challenges of the pandemic,” tweeted Harris.
In other news, Harris hosted a star-studded roundtable discussion about vaccines and how to best engage with the public that may still seem hesitant to get vaccinated. The Biden administration’s senior adviser to the response team Dr. Marcella Nunez Smith was with Harris for the event. Among the celebrities that were present were Karlie Kloss, Kim Kardashian, Joe Jonas, Camilla Cabello, Lily Collins, Tan France among others.
The event, while closed off to the public, had the celebrities in attendance candidly discuss how to best reach out to Americans within the 18 to 29 age bracket, which currently has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country. White House officials revealed that Harris hoped to use the event to ask the celebrities, who have a broad and diverse audience, to amplify the message of getting vaccinated.
Kardashian was the first to ask Harris a question about the vaccine. The reality star asked if Americans who have COVID antibodies should still be vaccinated. It should be noted that those who have contracted COVID should still get vaccinated, however, for those who tested positive in the past 90 days, should see their physician about the best time to get vaccinated.