NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF TURKEY PRESENTS CREDENTIALS19980514
(Based on information received from the Protocol and Liaison Service.)
Volkan Vural, the new Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations, today presented his credentials to Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Vural was Turkey's Ambassador to Bonn (1995-1998), Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister (1993-1995), Spokesman at the Foreign Ministry (April, 1993), Ambassador to Moscow (1988-1993), and Ambassador to Tehran (1987-1988).
Mr. Vural began his career in 1964 at Turkey's Foreign Ministry, where he served as Third Secretary in the Economic Affairs Department (1964-1965). After serving in the military (1965- 1967), he resumed his duties at the Ministry as Third Secretary in the Department of Bilateral and Regional Economic Affairs.
He has also served as Second and First Secretary at the Turkish Embassy in Seoul (1968- 1971), Consul and Deputy Consul General at the Turkish Consulate in Munich (1971-1973), Acting Head of the Foreign Ministry's Department of International Economic Institutions (1973-1976), International Officer in the Political Department at the headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) (1976-1982), and Deputy Director General for Bilateral Economic Affairs at Turkey's Foreign Ministry (1982-1987).
Mr. Vural received his undergraduate degree from Ankara College and his graduate degree in political science from Ankara University. Born on 29 December 1941 in Istanbul, he is married.
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