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    UNIS/BIO/1073
    22 December 2014

    New Permanent Observer of the League of Arab States presents credentials

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

    VIENNA, 22 December (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Observer of the League of Arab States to the United Nations (Vienna), Wael Nasser Eddin Al-Assad, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov.

    Mr. Al-Assad is also serving as the Head of Mission of the League of Arab States to Austria and to the International Organizations in Vienna.

    During his career, Mr. Al-Assad has served in various capacities, among them: Representative of the Arab League Secretary General for Disarmament and Regional Security (2010-2014); Director of the Department of Multilateral Relations at the League of Arab States (2007-2010); Director of the Disarmament Department, and of the International Organizations Department at the League of Arab States (2002-2007); Assistant Director, Department of International Organizations at the League of Arab States (1992-2001); Director of Cultural Affairs at the Jordanian Ministry of Culture National Heritage, Amman (1990-1992); Chief of Cabinet of the Secretary General of the Arab Cooperation Council, Amman, Jordan (1988-1990).                 

    Mr. Al-Assad is married and has two children.

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