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NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF ALBANIA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS
(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service.)
The new Permanent Representative of Albania to the United Nations, Ferit Hoxha, today presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Hoxha served as National Coordinator for the Alliance of Civilizations and National Coordinator for the Barcelona Process–Union for the Mediterranean since 2008. He was appointed his country’s Governor to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors in 2007. In 2006 he was Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Mr. Hoxha was Personal Representative of the Head of State to the Permanent Council of the International Organization of la Francophonie from 2001 to 2007, during which period he also served as Ambassador to France until 2006, and Ambassador to Portugal, resident in Paris, from 2003 to 2006. He was Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg from 1999 to 2001, and concurrently Head of Albania’s Mission to the European Union in Brussels, a position to which he was appointed in 1998.
He was the Director of the Department of Multilateral Cooperation and International Organizations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1996 to 1998. In 1995, he served as Counsellor to the Permanent Mission of Albania to the United Nations in New York. He was Deputy Director for Multilateral Cooperation and International Relations from 1993 to 1995, having joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1991.
Mr. Hoxha was educated at the University of Tirana in Albania, and also attended the Netherlands Institute of International Relations at Clingendael in The Hague and the Center of International and Security Studies in Maryland, United States.
Born on 22 February 1967 in Koplik, Albania, he is married.
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