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    UNIS/BIO/1065
    17 September 2014

    New Permanent Representative of Sudan presents credentials

    (Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

    VIENNA, 17 September (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of Sudanto the United Nations (Vienna), Mohamed Hussein Hassan Zaroug, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov.

    During his career, Mr. Zaroug has served in various capacities, among them:

    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Russian Federation (2009-2013); Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Belarus, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine (2010-2013); Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy in the United Kingdom (2006-2009); Counsellor and Minister Plenipotentiary at the Embassy in Jordan (1998-2003); First Secretary and Counsellor at the Embassy in Germany (1990-1996).

    During his career with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which he joined in 1986, Mr. Zaroug has represented the Government as the Head of the Sudanese delegation to the Joint Surveyal Committee between Egypt and Sudan; Head of the Sudanese delegation to the Joint Boundary Commission between Ethiopia and Sudan; Member of the Government Delegation to the Peace Negotiation between Sudan and the former Rebels of Sudan People's Liberation Movement and General Coordinator of the Demarcation of the Boundaries between Sudan and South Sudan.

    Mr. Zaroug holds a Ph.D. in International and European Law (candidate) from King's College, London; a Master's Degree in Law from the University of Vienna and a Bachelor's Degree in Law (LLB) from the Islamic University of Omdurman.

    He speaks Arabic, English and German.

    Mr. Zaroug is married and has four children.

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