Monday, January 28, 2013
Mokhtar Chaouachi Appointed Tunisia’s New Ambassador to U.S.
The sitting Tunisian ambassador to the African Union, Mokhtar Chaouachi, has been nominated as the next ambassador of Tunisia to the U.S. This will not be his first U.S. experience as he was counselor of the Permanent Mission of Tunisia at the United Nations in New York city from 1993 to 2002.
The nomination of Tunisia’s ambassador to Washington was subject to a long negotiation within Tunisia’s governing Troïka coalition. Radwan Masmoudi, founder and president of the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy, was Ennahdha’s party’s choice and backed by Ettakatol party as well. Masmoudi’s nomination was vetoed nevertheless by President Moncef Marzouki.