28 August 2001


VIENNA, 28 August (UN Information Service) – The new Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations (Vienna), Avraham Toledo, presented his credentials on Tuesday to Pino Arlacchi, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV). a

Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Toledo was Deputy Director General (1996 – 2000) and Director General (1993 – 1996) of the Africa Division at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Between 1989 and 1993 he served as Ambassador to Uruguay and between 1984 and 1989 he was Deputy Head of Protocol and Director of the Latin America Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Mr. Toledo joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1964. From 1970 until 1976 he served as First Secretary at the Israeli Embassy in Panama and from 1976 until 1979 he was Head Aide at the Latin America Division at the Foreign Ministry. After that he served for five years as Counselor at the Israeli Embassy in Costa Rica.

Mr. Toledo holds a degree in Political Science and Jewish History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

He speaks Hebrew, English, French, Spanish and Bulgarian.

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