Press Releases

    UNIS/BIO/603
    19 April 2001

    NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE
    OF SYRIA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

    VIENNA, 19 April (UN Information Service) – The new Permanent Representative of Syria to the United Nations (Vienna), Mr. Safwan Ghanem, presented his credentials on Thursday to Pino Arlacchi, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV).

    Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Ghanem served as Deputy Director General of Radio and Television and Director of Television in Syria between 1995 and 2000. Prior to that he served as Deputy Director General of Radio and Television and Director of Radio in Syria between 1988 and 1994.

    Between 1986 and 1988 Mr. Ghanem was Chief Editor of the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) in Tehran. Before that he was Director of SANA between 1979 and 1986. Until 1979 Mr. Ghanem served as Editor and then Chief Editor of SANA.

    Mr. Ghanem earned a degree in English at the University of Damascus in 1969.

    He is married with two children.

    * *** *