Ways to boost Tunisian-American co-operation in the higher education and scientific research fields were discussed by Mrs. Judith A.McHale U.S.Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs during her visit on Friday to the Higher Education and Scientific Research Department in Tunis. The U.S. official who was received by high-ranking executives in the Ministry expressed admiration at the Tunisian people\'s revolution and their legitimate aspiration for freedom and democracy. Talks revolved around three major axes. The first focused on development of English-language teaching in Tunisia particularly through the instructors\' training and certification. The second axis centres on making the most of the international academic Fulbright programme for the exchange of visits between researchers and academics. As to the third axis it pertains to developing scientific and technological co-operation between the two countries to effect positive impact on the national economy. The Tunisian side stressed the need to step up launching of projects that would bring a concrete contribution to the community of Tunisian professors and researchers and promote employability in the country.