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UNIS/BIO/1094
15 September 2015

New Permanent Representative of Slovenia presents credentials

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

VIENNA, 15 September (UN Information Service) - The Permanent Representative of Slovenia to the United Nations (Vienna), Andrej Benedejčič, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov.

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

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative on the North Atlantic Council in Brussels (2011-2015); Ambassador, Director-General for Global Issues and Multilateral Political Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2009-2011); Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Russian Federation in Moscow and, by non-resident accreditation, to Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan (2005-2008); Minister Plenipotentiary and Deputy Head of the Permanent Mission to the OSCE in Vienna (2004); Foreign Policy Adviser to the President (2003-2004); Foreign Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister (2001-2002); Second Secretary at the Embassy in Washington, D.C. (2000); Assistant Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2000); Third Secretary at the Permanent Mission to the United Nations and Alternate Representative in the United Nations Security Council in New York (1998-1999); Attaché in the Policy Planning and Research Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Secretary of the Diplomatic Academy (1996-1997).

Mr. Benedejčič holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Harvard University.

He speaks English and Russian.

Mr. Benedejčič is married and has one child.

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