H.E. Nejmeddine Lakhal
Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia to India
Professional Experience 2016: Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs 2014: In charge of the directorate of multilateral cooperation. 2012: Deputy Director for multilateral cooperation. 2012: Deputy permanent representative, Mission of Tunisia to the United Nations (New York) 2007: Counsellor for political, press and cultural affairs and Deputy Chief of mission (Embassy of Republic of Tunisia, Ottawa). 2001-2007: Desk officer for Canada, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 1995-2001: Press and public relation officer, Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia in Washington, Dc. 1994-1995: German Desk, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 1993-1994: Assistant to the General Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 1989-1992: Assistant to the legal Adviser, Ministry of National Economy. Accomplishments Ministry of Foreign Affairs • Representative of the Permanent Mission of Tunisia to the 6th Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations (Legal Adviser). • Member of Tunisian delegations to various international conferences, forums and gatherings such as World Bank and IMF annual Meetings, ITU General Assembly (Minneapolis 1988) and representatives of the Republic of Tunisia to various international organizations and institutions (OAS, Intelsat, World Bank, IMF). • Member of Tunisian Delegation with Africa, dealing with Africa, Germany, The USA, Canada, The World Bank, The OAS, The IMF, Intelsat… • Head of the Tunisian delegation to the General Assembly of the OAS (Costa Rica, June 2001). The Ministry of National Economy • Assistant to the legal adviser, Ministry of National Economy. • Principal Liaison Officer to legal departments of other Ministries, Including the Prime Minister office and public and private enterprises. Cross Cultural Communications • Liaison officer for journalists, US congressional staffers and Canadian Parliament’s staffers, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, NGOs and general public. • Tunisia’s Alternate Observer to the OAS Washington DC. • Representative of Tunisia to Intelsat, Washington DC. • Liaison officer for Human Rights Issues and contact person for NGOs. • Spokesmen and Public Relations Officer of the Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia in Ottawa. Education and Training • Law Degree (International Law) Faculte de droit et des Sciences administrative Algier, Algeria 1986. • Training Program at the Diplomatic Institute (Essay on Preventive Diplomacy. Tunis, Tunisia 1992-1993). • Training Program at the European Commission (Brussels 1997). • Training Program at the National Defence Institute (Tunis 1988). • Training Program on International Crisis Management (ENA Paris 2003). • Training Seminar on the First Line of Defence (Athena 2013). • The 15th Annual Courses on New Security Issues the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (Geneva 2013). • IsDB/WTO Regional Trade negotiations Skills Course for Arab Countries (Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2014).