New Permanent Representative of Sweden Presents Credentials
(Based on information received from the Protocol and Liaison Service.)
Anders Lidén, the new Permanent Representative of
to the United Nations, today presented his credentials to Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Sweden
Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Lidén served since 2002 as Director-General for Political Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was
’s Ambassador to Sweden and Israel from 1999 to 2002, as well as Chargé d’Affaires at Cyprus ’s Embassy in Sweden in 1999. Jordan
Mr. Lidén served as Deputy Permanent Representative of
to the United Nations in Sweden from 1996 to 1999. In 1996, he was Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Coordinator of Sweden’s campaign for election to the United Nations Security Council. New York
Having joined the Foreign Ministry in 1979, Mr. Lidén has held a number of posts in the Ministry’s Political Department, including First Secretary (1983-1987), Counsellor (1991-1992), Deputy Assistant Under-Secretary (1992-1993) and Assistant Under-Secretary (1993-1996).
He received a PhD in political science from the University of Lund, Sweden, in 1980.
Born in 1949 in
, Mr. Lidén is married with four children. Oskarshamn, Sweden
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