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5 September 2023

New Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia presents credentials

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

VIENNA, 5 September (UN Information Service) – The new Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations (Vienna), Abdullah bin Khaled Tawlah, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Ghada Waly.

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

Minister plenipotentiary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2020-2023); Senior Advisor to Saudi Arabian missions to the UN and embassies on social, environmental and economic issues (2006-2020) including Senior Negotiator, United Nations Post 2015 Development Agenda, New York, United States (2012-2020); Senior Negotiator, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Germany (2006-2020); Lead Negotiator, International Maritime Organization, London, United Kingdom (2006-2020); Senior Energy and Environmental Energy and Environmental Advisor, Ministry of Energy (2006-2020); and Engineering Consultant, Environment Protection Department, Aramco (1995-2020).

Mr. Tawlah holds a Doctor of Business Administration, International Relations Management from the International American University, a Master of Public Administration from the Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Bachelor of Engineering and a Bachelor of Chemical of Engineering from the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.

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