Graduate of National School of Administration (1973)
Graduate of University of Algiers (Economics) (1974)
1976 : Third Secretary in the Department of Cultural and Scientific affairs Ministry of Foreign Affairs Economics at the University of Algiers (1974)
1978 - 1981 :1st Secretary at the Algerian Embassy Tanzania
1981 - 1985 : Counselor at the Algerian Mission to the UN New York
1986 : Deputy Director at the African Department Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1987 - 1990 : Ambassador to Zambia
1990 - 1992 : Director, Department of Africa Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1992 - 1997 : Ambassador to Niger
1997 - 2001 : Director General, Africa Department Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2001 - 2005 : Ambassador to China
2005 - 2007 : Director General for Multilateral Affairs Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2007 - 2009 : Secretary General at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2010 - 2013 : Ambassador to Germany
Sept 2013- May 2014: Minister Delegate in Charge of Maghreb and African Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Member of the Algerian delegation to numerous sessions of the UN General Assembly
Alternate Representative of Algeria to the UN 4th Committee (1981-1984)
Member of the UN Special Committee against Apartheid (1981-1984)
Member of the UN Council for Namibia (1981-1984)
Rapporteur of the Follow-up Group of the ad-hoc Committee on Southern Africa (1989-1990)
Member of the Algerian delegation to numerous OAU Summits
Member of the Algerian delegation to the NAM Summits (New Delhi 1983; Havana 2006)
Member of the Algerian delegation to the 1st Africa-Europe Summit (Cairo April 2000)
Member of the Algerian delegation which conducted mediation in different conflicts (North Mali 1992; North Niger 1995 and 1997 ; Ethiopia-Eritrea 1999-2000)
Head of the Algerian delegation to the ministerial meeting of the Arab League (Cairo November 2013)
Head of the Algerian delegation to the ministerial conference of the OIC (Conakry December 2013)
Head of the Algerian delegation to the ministerial meeting of TICAD (Yaound? Mai 2014)
At War College, Algiers; War College Munich; Diplomatic Institute and International Relations (Algiers); France-Algeria Association.
Knight of the National Order of the Republic of Mali (April 1992).
Commander of the Order of the Merit of the Republic of Niger (August 1997).
Fluent in Arabic, French and English; German (intermediate).