H.E. Mr. Kais Kabtani currently serves as Permanent Representative of the Republic of Tunisia to the United Nations representing Tunisia at the Security Council for the period 2020-2021.
Mr. Kabtani served as Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Tunisia to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ambassador of Tunisia to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Non-Resident Ambassador of Tunisia to Djibouti, Madagascar and Seychelles (2018-2020); Deputy Chief of Mission at the Permanent Mission of Tunisia in Madrid (2010-2015); and Counsellor in the Permanent Mission of Tunisia to the United Nations in New York (2001-2007). He has also served in a number of positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including Director of the United Nations and International Conferences (2016-2018); Director of International Cooperation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2015-2016); Attaché de Cabinet in the Office of the day Foreign Minister (2009-2010); and Deputy Director in the General Directorate of International Organizations (2008-2009).
H.E. Mr. Kabtani holds a Master’s Degree in Legal, Political and Social Sciences from the University of Legal, Political and Social Sciences – Tunis II and Master’s Degree in Diplomacy from the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, Malta. He also completed a training during the 35th session of the National Defence Institute in Tunis. Mr. Kabtani speaks Arabic, English, French and Spanish. He was born in Tunisia on 23 November 1971, and is married with two children.