Fayçal Gouia became ambassador of Tunisia to the United States on May 18, 2015, having previously served as Tunisia’s secretary of state of foreign affairs from January 2014 to February 2015. Prior to that, he worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as director-general for the Americas and Asia (2011-14); director-general for Africa and the African Union (2010-11); and director for the Americas (2001-05).
In addition, he was ambassador to Indonesia and Malaysia (2007-10), as well as ambassador to the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, with residence in Jakarta (2006-10). Ambassador Gouia served on a prior occasion at the Tunisian Embassy in Washington, D.C., as cultural and press counselor (1995-97); economic and commercial counselor (1997-99); and deputy chief of mission (1999-2001). He also held postings as deputy director for South Asia at the Directorate General of the Americas and Asia at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1993-95); head of the Budget Management Division at the Ministry of Finance (1989-93); and head of the International Relations Division at the Ministry of Family and Women Affairs (1984-86).
Ambassador Gouia holds a master’s degree in public administration as well as a master’s in public policy from the National Administration Institute of Tunis; a master’s in finance management from the Finance School of Paris; an English studies diploma from the Institute of Foreign Languages in Tunis; and a certificate from the National Defense University in D.C. He speaks Arabic, French and English, and is married with two daughters.
Embassy of the United States of America
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