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H.E. Ambassador Wacef Chiha

H.E. Ambassador Wacef Chiha has rendered exceptional service to the Tunisian Republic throughout his illustrious diplomatic career. Born on March 24th, 1965, Ambassador Chiha is a distinguished professional in international affairs.

Ambassador Chiha is well-grounded academically, with a Master's degree in management from the Business High School Carthage IHEC. His career, prosperous in scope and depth, began in 1989 within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Tunisia.

Between 1993 and 1997, he served as a diplomat at the Tunisian Embassy in Tashkent, Republic of Uzbekistan, and subsequently at the Tunisian Embassy in Bucharest, Romania. From 2001 to 2005, his tenure as the Deputy Permanent Delegate of Tunisia to UNESCO in Paris marked a significant phase where he engaged with culture and education on a global platform.

His expertise in European and multilateral affairs was further honed from 2006 to 2009 when he was an Attaché in the Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs. In the subsequent five years, Ambassador Chiha played a pivotal role as the Deputy Head of Mission at the Tunisian Embassy in Berlin, fostering the Tunisia-Germany relations.

In 2014, he ascended to the position of Chief of Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and from 2015 to 2020, he distinguished himself as the Ambassador of Tunisia to Spain. His responsibilities were expansive, and he also served as the Permanent Representative to the World Tourism Organization, the Union for the Mediterranean in Barcelona, and the International Olive Council.

Before his current assignment, he served as Chargé de mission in the Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2021 to 2023, where he was responsible for executing high-level diplomatic missions and strategies.

On August 24th, 2023, Ambassador Chiha presented his credentials as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Tunisia to Mr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, signifying the start of his mission to strengthen and enhance the relations between Tunisia and Germany.

Ambassador Chiha is proficient in Arabic, French, and English, which facilitates his remarkable capacity to effectively engage with diverse cultures and peoples in his international service. His career trajectory is a testament to his unwavering commitment to his nation's representation on the world stage.

Married and father of one child.



Germany and Tunisia have maintained diplomatic relations since the 1950s. Since the Jasmine Revolution on the 14th of January 2011, the federal government is assisting the country in the transition to democracy. Between the two governments a "transformation partnership" has been signed and regular official meetings take place. In January 2015, the Federal Minister Steinmeier visited Tunisia just before the inauguration of the new government, led by Habib Essid.

Both countries are also involved in intensive and sustainable economic cooperation, which they have sought to deepen following the Revolution.