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    UNIS/BIO/1130
    15 November 2016

    New Permanent Representative of Morocco presents credentials

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

    VIENNA, 15 November (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of Morocco to the United Nations (Vienna), Lotfi Bouchaara, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov.

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

    Chief of Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (2013-2016); Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York (2009-2013); Counselor at the Permanent Mission to the UN (2008-2010); Rapporteur of the Commission on Disarmament (2007); Vice President of the First Committee of the United Nations' General Assembly (2005); Vice President of the General Assembly's Working Group on illicit small arms (2004-2005); Member of the UN Secretary-General's intergovernmental panel of experts to address the issue of missiles (2004); Counselor at the Permanent Mission to the UN in New York (2003); Head of General Assembly and Security Council Unit, United Nations Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (2001-2003); First Secretary at the Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva in charge of disarmament and humanitarian issues (1995-2001).

    Mr. Bouchaara holds a diploma in Diplomacy from the National School of Administration, Rabat, and a Master degree in Public Law from the University of Rabat.

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