26 November 2001


VIENNA, 26 November (UN Information Service) – The new Permanent Representative of Algeria to the United Nations (Vienna), Ms. Taous Feroukhi, presented her credentials on Monday to Pino Arlacchi, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV).

Prior to her current appointment, Ms. Feroukhi served in the Cabinet of the President of Algeria. From 1996 until 1999, she served as Scientific Adviser to the Secretary for Cooperation and Maghrebinian Affairs and from 1994 until 1996 she was Deputy Director for the Programmes and Specialized Agencies of the United Nations in the Department of Multilateral Relations. From 1990 to 1994, she served as First Counselor at the Permanent Mission of Algeria to the United Nations in Geneva.

Ms. Feroukhi began her career in the Foreign Ministry of Algeria in 1976, as Third Secretary in the Asian and Latin American Division. From 1979 to 1981, she was Secretary for Cultural and Educational Cooperation and from 1981 to 1986, she served as First Secretary at the Embassy of Algeria in Madrid. Between 1986 and 1990, Ms. Feroukhi served as Head of the Office for Southern European Countries in the Foreign Ministry.

Ms. Feroukhi earned her degrees from University of Algiers and University of Madrid.

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