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    UNIS/BIO/1204
    20 September 2018

    New Head of the Permanent Observer Mission for the League of Arab States presents credentials

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

    VIENNA, 20 September (UN Information Service) - The new Head of the Permanent Observer Mission for the League of Arab States to the United Nations (Vienna), Mohamed Samir Koubaa, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov.

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

    Director General for Political, Economic Affairs and Cooperation with Arab Countries, Arab and Islamic Organizations (2014-2018); Ambassador to Croatia (2013-2014); Ambassador to Slovakia (2013-2014); Ambassador to Slovenia (2011-2014); Ambassador to Austria, and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (2011-2014); Chargé d'Áffaires, Permanent Mission of Tunisia to the United Nations Office at Geneva and International Organizations in Switzerland (2011); Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Tunisia to the United Nations Office at Geneva and International Organizations in Switzerland (2009-2010); Director, International Economic Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2006-2009); Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Tunisia to the United Nations in New York (2003-2006); Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Tunisia to the United Nations Office at Geneva and International Organizations in Switzerland (2000-2003); Deputy Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1997-2000); Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Tunisia to the United Nations Office at Geneva and International Organizations in Switzerland (1991-1997); Head, Division of Cooperation with United Nations Economic Institutions and International Conferences, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1989-1991); and First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Tunisia to the United Nations in New York (1983-1988).

    Mr. Koubaa holds a degree in Economics from the École Nationale d'Administration.

    He speaks Arabic, English and French.

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