His Excellency Aziz Mekouar
Ambassador of His Majesty the King of Morocco to the United States of America

Aziz Mekouar became ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to the United States on June 19, 2002. Before his current assignment, Ambassador Mekouar served as Moroccan ambassador to Italy, Malta and Albania, and permanent representative to the FAO (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization) (1999-2002), Portugal (1993-1999), and Angola (1986-1993).

Ambassador Mekouar has also served as first counselor and deputy chief of mission at the Embassy of Morocco in Rome (1977-1985), and permanent representative of Morocco to the International Bureau for Information Technology (1978-1985).
He was elected chairman of the United Nations FAO Council from November 2001 to November 2005.

Ambassador Mekouar has published numerous papers on world economic issues.

He holds a baccalaureate degree from the French Lycée Charles Lepierre in Lisbon, Portugal, and graduated from the HEC Graduate Business School in France in 1974. Born on November 13, 1950 in Fez, Morocco, Ambassador Mekouar is fluent in Arabic, English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

During his tenure as ambassador in Washington, Mr. Mekouar has overseen the negotiation and signing of a Free Trade Agreement between Morocco and the United States, and has worked to foster understanding between the American and the Moroccan peoples.

Ambassador Mekouar and his wife Maria Felice have one child.