Khemaies Jhinaoui

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Khemaies Jhinaoui
خميّس الجهيناوي
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Minister of Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
6 January 2016
PresidentBeji Caid Essebsi
Prime MinisterHabib Essid
Preceded byTaïeb Baccouche
Personal details
Khemaies Jhinaoui

(1954-04-05) April 5, 1954 (age 64)
Kairouan, Tunisia
EducationLicence in Public Law
Advanced Degree in Political Science and International Relations
OccupationDiplomat, Ambassador, Auditor, International Relations

Khemaies Jhinaoui (born April 5, 1954) is a Tunisian diplomat who has served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia since 2016.[1] Jhinaoui previously served as Ambassador to Russia and Ukraine from December 2001 to June 2011.[2]


Jhinaoui obtained a degree in public law, a postgraduate degree in public law and a certificate of advanced studies in political science and international relations. He also obtained the certificate of competence in the legal profession in 1978.

Jhinaoui began his career in 1979 in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he held many positions in the diplomatic corps. He served as ambassador to Ireland between 1999 and 2004.

In May 1996, he was sent to Israel to open his country's interest office in Tel Aviv.[3] In January 2006, he was appointed director of political and economic affairs and cooperation with Europe and the European Union in the foreign affairs ministry.[4]

He speaks Arabic, English, French.

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  1. ^ "Tunisia PM in sweeping cabinet reshuffle", Agence France-Presse, 6 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Credentials presented" (05/2008). Diplomat. Retrieved 2008-08-06.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Family in the Middle East: Ideational Change in Egypt, Iran, and Tunisia
  4. ^ "السيرة الذاتية لوزير الشؤون الخارجية الجديد خميس الجهيناوي" (in Arabic). 7 January 2016.

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