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New Permanent Representative of Italy Presents Credentials
(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service.)
The new Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations, Cesare Maria Ragaglini, today presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki‑moon.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Ragaglini was the Foreign Ministry’s Director-General for the Mediterranean and the Middle East since November 2006. He was appointed the Prime Minister’s representative (sherpa) to the Group of Eight (G-8) at the end of 2004 and was in charge of preparations for the Gleneagles and Saint Petersburg summits.
Mr. Ragaglini was Chef de Cabinet to the Foreign Minister from 2002 to 2004, a position he took up after serving as the Prime Minister’s representative in the Balkans in 2001. He was concurrently Deputy Diplomatic Adviser to the Prime Minister from 1999 to 2002.
His overseas service also included appointments as Head of the Italian diplomatic mission in Baghdad, Iraq, from 1996 to 1999. In 1992 he was named Deputy Head of Mission at Italy’s Embassy in New Delhi, India, serving there until 1995. He was Director of the Foreign Ministry’s Intelligence Unit from 1989 to 1992; First Secretary at Italy’s Embassy in Ottawa, Canada, between 1984 and 1987; and Consul in Tehran, Iran, from 1981 to 1984. He joined the Foreign Service in May 1978.
Born in Massa, Italy, on 6 February 1953, Mr. Ragaglini was educated in Brussels, Belgium, and Florence, Italy.
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