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NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF IRAN PRESENTS CREDENTIALS
(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service.)
Mohammad Khazaee, the new Permanent Representative of Iran to the United Nations, today presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Prior to receiving his appointment, Mr. Khazaee held several prominent positions in international development financing between 2002 and 2007, serving as both Vice-Minister for International Affairs and President of the Organization for Economic and Technical Assistance in Iran’s Ministry of Economic Affairs.
During the same time period, he served as Governor of the OPEC Fund, Vice-Chairman of that organization’s Investment Committee, Alternate Governor for the Islamic Development Bank and a board member of the Iran-Misr (Iran-Egypt) Development Bank. From 1988 to 2002, he represented his country at the World Bank.
From 1981 to 1988, Mr. Khazaee was a Member of Parliament, where he served as Rapporteur of the Economic Committee (1982-1988) and the Banking Reform Committee (1981-1982).
The holder of a master’s degree in international transactions from George Mason University in the United States, Mr. Khazaee has taught macroeconomics and philosophy at Tehran’s Allameh University.
Born in Kashmar, Iran, in 1953, he is married and has three children.
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