DACOR: Tunisia in the Spotlight
On May 18, 2015, President Barack Obama accepted the credentials of H.E. Fayçal Gouia, a longtime member of Tunisia's Foreign Service, to be Tunisia's Ambassador to the U.S. His assignments to the Tunisian Embassy in Washington began in 1995 as Cultural and Press Counselor, then went on to be its Economic and Commercial Counselor in 1997 and its DCM in 1999. Ambassador Gouia received his first ambassadorial assignment beginning in 2006 in Jakarta, Indonesia. He was accredited to Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and, beginning in 2007, to Malaysia and Brunei as well. He returned home in 2010 to become Director General for Africa and the the African Union and in 2011 he was appointed Director General for the Americas and Asia in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In January 2014, he was named Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, a job he held until being named Ambassador of Tunisia to Washington. This event costs $25 and includes lunch. This event is co-hosted by AAFSW and DACOR.