Press Releases

    27 August 2002


    VIENNA, 27 August (UN Information Service) – The new Permanent Representative of Yemen to the United Nations (Vienna), Ali Hameed Sharaf, presented his credentials on Tuesday to Antonio Maria Costa, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV).

    Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Sharaf was Member of the Yemen Consultative Council, the Advisory Body to the President, and Deputy Chairman of Services and Local Government in the Council. From 1998 to 2001, he served as Minister of Electricity and Water, and from 1996 to 1997, as Minister of Public Works and Urban Development. Mr. Sharaf was a Member of Parliament for ten years, between 1976 to 1986.

    Mr. Sharaf started his career as Marine Officer and Captain in Merchant Fleets in Germany and Yemen during the 1960s. He was Captain on Yemeni ships from 1971 to 1975, when he became Director-General and Chairman of Ports and Marine Affairs Corporation in Yemen, a position he held until 1994.

    Mr. Sharaf holds a degree in Maritime Studies. He is married with three children.

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