Khemaies Jhinaoui

Khemaies Jhinaoui (born April 5, 1954) is a Tunisian diplomat who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia from 2016 to 2019.[1] Jhinaoui previously served as Ambassador to Russia and Ukraine from December 2001 to June 2011.[2]

His Excellency
Khemaies Jhinaoui
خميّس الجهيناوي
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Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
January 6, 2016 – October 29, 2019
PresidentBeji Caid Essebsi
Prime MinisterHabib Essid
Preceded byTaïeb Baccouche
Succeeded byNoureddine Erray (acting)
Personal details
Khemaies Jhinaoui

(1954-04-05) April 5, 1954 (age 67)
Kairouan, Tunisia
RelativesSihem Kéfi
EducationDegree in Public Law
Advanced Degree in Political Science and International Relations
OccupationDiplomat, Ambassador, Minister


Jhinaoui meets with U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on July 16, 2019.

Khemaies 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. In 1978, he obtained a certificate of competence in the legal profession.

In 1979, Jhinaoui began working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he held numerous positions in the diplomatic corps.

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]


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  1. ^ "Tunisia PM in sweeping cabinet reshuffle", Agence France-Presse, 6 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Biographie de Khemaies Jhinaoui, ministre des Affaires étrangères". 2016-08-20.
  3. ^ Family in the Middle East: Ideational Change in Egypt, Iran, and Tunisia
  4. ^ "Qui est Khemaies Jhinaoui le conseiller diplomatique". 2015-01-07.

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