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Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Tunisia)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia
وزارة الشؤون الخارجية
Ministère des Affaires étrangères
Coat of Arms of Tunisia
Agency overview
Formed 1956
Headquarters Avenue de la Ligue des Etats Arabes, Nord Hilton 1030 Tunis
Agency executive Rafik Abdessalem, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia
Website www.diplomatie.gov.tn

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia (Arabic: وزارة الشؤون الخارجية‎, French: Ministère des Affaires étrangères) is a cabinet-level governmental agency in Tunisia in charge of conducting and designing the foreign policy of the country.

Organization and structure

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia seeks to implement the government's foreign policy in conformity with the policies fixed by the head of state. establishing, maintaining and developing Tunisia's partnership with foreign states and international institutions and organizations in the political, economic, social and cultural spheres.

The ministry is divided into several departments:

  • The State Secretariat in charge of European Affairs;
  • The State Secretariat in charge of American and Asian Affairs;
  • The State Secretariat in charge of Maghrebi, Arab and African Affairs;
  • The Office of the Minister;
  • The General Inspectorate;
  • The General Secretariat;
  • The General Directorate of Political, Economic Affairs and Cooperation with the Arab World and Arab and Islamic Organizations;
  • The General Directorate of Political, Economic Affairs and Cooperation for Europe and the European Union;
  • The General Directorate of Political, Economic Affairs and Cooperation for the Americas, Pacific Asia and American and Asian Regional Organizations;
  • The General Directorate of Political, Economic Affairs and Cooperation for Africa and the African Union;
  • The General Directorate of International Organizations and Conferences;
  • The General Directorate of Consular Affairs;
  • The Directorate of Diplomatic Protocol;
  • The Directorate of Information;
  • Units of study and research.[1]

The ministry is headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia, currently, Rafik Abdessalem.

List of ministers

  • Habib Bourguiba (1956-1957)
  • Sadok Mokadem (1957-1962)
  • Mongi Slim (1962-1964)
  • Habib Bourguiba, Jr. (1964-1970)
  • Muhammad Masmoudi (1970-1974)
  • Habib Chatty (1974-1977)
  • Muhammad Fitouri (1977-April 15, 1980)
  • Hassen Belkhodja (April 15, 1980-1981)
  • Beji Caid Essebsi (1981-1986)
  • Rashid Sfar (1986-1986)
  • Hedi Mabrouk (1986-1987)
  • Mahmoud Mestiri (1987-1988)
  • Abdelhamid Escheikh (1988-1990)
  • Ismail Khelil (1990-1990)
  • Habib Boularès (1990-1991)
  • Habib Ben Yahia (1991-January, 1997)
  • Abderrahim Zouari (1997)
  • Said Ben Mustapha (1997- November 11, 1999)
  • Habib Ben Yahia (November 11, 1999- November 10, 2004)
  • Abdelbaki Hermassi (November 10, 2004-August 17, 2005)
  • Abdelwahab Abdallah (August 17, 2005 - January 14, 2010)[2]
  • Kamel Morjane (January 14, 2010- January 27, 2011)[3][4][5]
  • Ahmed Ounaies (January 27, 2011 - February 21, 2011)
  • Mouldi Kefi (February 21, 2011 - December 23, 2011)
  • Rafik Abdessalem (December 23, 2011 - March 14, 2013)
  • Othman Jerandi (March 14, 2013 - present)

See also

Tunisia portal
International relations portal

References

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