Higher education certified, Sorbonne University, Paris. Bachelor, Master of Arts in Sociology, New York University.
Director political affairs Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Algiers, 1962-1964. Deputy secretary general political affairs and decolonization Organization African Unity, Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia, 1964-1973. Deputy secretary general African affairs League of Arab States, Cairo, 1973-1974.
Algerian ambassador to Federal Republic Germany Bonn, 1975-1979. Ambassador to France Paris, 1979-1982. Ambassador, chief of permanent mission of Algeria United Nations, New York City, 1982-1984.
Algerian ambassador to the United States Washington, since 1984. Member United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development, various international panels on United Nations reforms and conflict resolutions.
Member FLN Party (member central committee).
Married Hadjira Bachtarzi, October 1967. Children– Kamel, Hania.