18 September 2007
General Assembly

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Biographical Note


Abdalmahmood Abdalhaleem Mohamad, Permanent Representative of Sudan, was elected Chairman of the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) on 24 May.† (See Press Release GA/10597.)

Mr. Mohamad returned to New York last September, having previously served in Sudanís Permanent Mission from 1982 to 1986.† Prior to his latest assignment, he was Ambassador to India, Sri Lanka and Nepal, based in New Delhi, where he was the Dean of the African and Arab Group of Ambassadors and High Commissioners accredited to India.† He was sent to Afghanistan as Special Envoy in May 2003.

From 1997 to 1999, he was Director of Technical and Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, having previously been Director of the Africa Department from 1995.† Mr. Mohamad was named Presidential Envoy to Somalia in 1994.

The veteran diplomat worked as Deputy Head of Mission in Addis Ababa (1990-1995) where he handled, in addition to bilateral relations with Ethiopia, matters of conflict resolution and economic cooperation with the Organization of African Unity and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.† Beginning his career at the Foreign Ministry in 1975, his first overseas posting was to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he worked from 1987 to 1989.

Mr. Mohamad received a bachelorís degree in political science from the University of Khartoum in 1975 and a masterís degree in international relations from Ohio University, United States, in 1978.

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*†††† This supersedes Press Release BIO/3807 of 14 September 2006.

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