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New Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia Presents Credentials

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

The new Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations, Abdulaziz Alwasil, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

Prior to his latest appointment, Mr. Alwasil served as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office at Geneva, since November 2016.

Since joining the Diplomatic Service, he has focused primarily on multilateral and human rights affairs, areas in which he has extensive experience.  He served as Deputy Head of Mission at Saudi Arabia’s Embassy in London for more than three years.  He was also assigned to Saudi Arabia’s Embassy in Australia.

Having begun his career as a college lecturer, Mr. Alwasil has had several articles on social and political issues published in both Arabic and English.

He holds a doctorate in international relations, a master’s degree in political science and a bachelor’s degree in Arabic language and literature.

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