Law degree, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris. Master of Arts in Polit Science, City University of New York Graduate School. Doctor of Philosophy in Polit Science, City University of New York Graduate School.
Secretary general 1st Pan-African Youth Festival, Algiers and Tunis, 1972-1974. 1st counsellor Embassy Mauritania, Tunisia, 1974-1976. Permanent representative United Nations Educational, Paris, 1976-1979.
Minister of youth, sports, cottage industry and tourism Mauritania, 1979. Minister chief of cabinet head of governor Mauritania, 1979. Ambassador to Equatorial Africa Libreville, Gabon, 1979-1980.
Ambassador to Algeria Algiers, 1980-1984. Ambassador to Spain Madrid, 1984-1989. Permanent representative Mauritania to United Nations New York City, since 1989.
Ambassador to Canada, since 1989. Ambassador to Cuba, since 1989. Research associate Ralph Bunche Institute on the United Nations, New York City.
Post-doctoral scholar-in-residence Harvard University Center Middle Eastern Studies. Research director International Council on Human Rights Policy, Geneva. Associate director program on humanitarian policy and conflict research Harvard School Public Health.
Foreign minister Government of Mauritania, since 2008. Permanent representative to world tourism organization, Madrid, since 1986. Honorary professor Society International Studies, Madrid, since 1985.
Republican non-aligned countries, Algiers, 1973, Belgrad, Yugoslavia, 1989, Arab League and Islamic Conference Algiers, 1972, Fes, 1981, Casablanca, 1982, The Organization African Unity Addis Abeba 1971, 87, Lagos, 1980, World Assembly for Peace in Vietnam, Paris, 1972. Director National Youth and Popular Education, 1967-1970. Representative 1st Conference on African Ways of Socialism, Tunis, 1975.
Married Fatimetou mint Cheiguer, August 19, 1963. Children: Kemal, Mohammad-Mahmoud, El Iza.