Taïeb Baccouche

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Taïeb Baccouche
اُلطيب البكوش
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
5 February 2015
President Beji Caid Essebsi
Prime Minister Habib Essid
Preceded by Mongi Hamdi
Minister of Education
In office
17 January 2011 – 24 December 2011
President Foued Mebazaa (Acting)
Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi
Béji Caïd Essebsi
Preceded by Hatem Ben Salem
Succeeded by Samir Dilou
Secretary General of UGTT
In office
19 February 1981 – 17 December 1984
Preceded by Habib Achour
Succeeded by Habib Achour
Personal details
Born Taïeb Baccouche
(1944-11-01) November 1, 1944 (age 71)
Jemmal, Tunisia
Nationality Tunisian
Education Licence in Arabic
Degree in Old History and Archeology
Degree in French Literature and Language
Ph. D. in Linguistics
degree of Linguistics
aggregation in Arabic
Occupation Linguist, Professor, Syndicalist, Human Rights
Website www.baccouche-taieb.com

Taïeb Baccouche (born in Jemmal, Tunisia 1944) is the Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs.[1][2][3] Baccouche previously served as the Minister of Education and official spokesperson of the Government of Béji Caïd Essebsi. He became the Tunisian Minister of Education in January 2011 after the Tunisian revolution.[4]

Baccouche travelled to France in 1965 to study at the Sorbonne where he obtained a degree in Linguistics in 1966 and an aggregation in Arabic in 1968. After that, he returned to Tunis to teach at the University of Tunis. Baccouche was awarded a State Doctorate in Linguistics in 1980 from the University of Paris Sorbonne. He was General Secretary of the Work Tunisian General united formerly known as UGTT from 1981–1984.[5] He was President of the Tunisian Association of Linguistics from 1995–2002 and has been General Secretary of the Mediterranean Linguistics Meetings –RLM and President of the Human Rights' Arab Institute since 1998.[5]


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  2. ^ Marks, Monica (3 February 2015). "Tunisia opts for an inclusive new government". Monkey Cage (The Washington Post). Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Tunisia Announces New Government Line-Up Excluding Islamist Party". Latin American Herald Tribune. Archived from the original on 12 February 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Education Minister receives head of ICRC regional delegation". Agence Tunis Afrique Presse. 26 February 2011. Retrieved 6 March 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Biographie de M. Taieb Baccouche, ministre de l'Education". Business News. 8 March 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2013.