Ambassador Taous Feroukhi is Ambassador of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria to Madrid. Prior to this posting, she served as Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. From 2012-2014, Ambassador Feroukhi was Director-General of International Political and Security Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and, from 2001-2011, Permanent Representative of Algeria to Austria and also to the United Nations Office at Vienna. During her assignment in Vienna, she served a number of functions, including Chair of the Vienna Chapter of the African Group, Chair of the Vienna Chapter of the Group of 77, and Chair of the Council of Governors. Ambassador Feroukhi has also undertaken a number of other assignments during her distinguished diplomatic career. She has the Grand Gold Decoration for services rendered to the Republic of Austria. Since 2010, she serves on the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Institute.