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His Excellency Habib Mansour


Habib Mansour was appointed ambassador of Tunisia to the United States on April 3, 2009.

Ambassador Mansour previously served as Tunisia’s permanent representative to the United Nations in New York since 2007. In addition, he was the Tunisian ambassador to Cyprus (2006-07) and to Italy (2005-07), with residence in Rome, as well as permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva (2002-04). He was also ambassador to several other nations, including ambassador to Spain (1997-2001), to Chile (1995-97), to Argentina (1994-97), and to what was then Zaire (1990-92). Ambassador Mansour also served as chargé de mission and head of the Human Rights Unit to the Tunisian minister of foreign affairs (2001-02), and as chargé de mission in the Cabinet of the foreign affairs minister (1992-94). Other postings include consul general to Belgium and Luxembourg (1988-90), first counselor at the Tunisian Embassy in the Czech Republic (1984-88), first secretary and counselor at the embassy in Qatar (1983-84), and consul to West Berlin (1981-82).

Ambassador Mansour holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Lycee de garcons de Sousse in Tunisia, and he studied at the University of Tunis, School of Law and Economic Sciences, from 1967 to 1971, graduating in economic sciences.

He is fluent in Arabic, French, English and Spanish, and is married with four children.

Contact Information

Embassy of Tunisia
1515 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington DC 20005

Phone: (202) 862-1850
Fax: (202) 862-1858