NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF TURKEY PRESENTS CREDENTIALS20000825 Biographical Note
(Based on information received from the Protocol and Liaison Service.)
Mehmet Umit Pamir, the new Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations, today presented his credentials to Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
Prior to his current appointment, from 1997, Mr. Pamir served as Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister of Turkey. From 1995 to 1997, he served as Ambassador to Greece, and, from 1991 to 1995, as Ambassador to Algeria. From 1990 to 1991, he was his countrys Ambassador and Permanent Representative t the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal, Canada. From 1988 to 1990, Mr. Pamir served as the Director of Department and Deputy Director General of the Policy Planning Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
From 1983 to 1988, Mr. Pamir held the position of First Counselor to the Turkish Permanent Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Brussels, Belgium, and to the Turkish Embassy in Budapest, Hungary. From 1981 to 1983, he served as Director of Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' General Directorate of the Middle East and Africa Division.
From 1977 to 1981, Mr. Pamir served as Counselor to the Turkish Embassies in Rome and London and the Turkish Permanent Mission to NATO in Brussels. From 1973 to 1975, he held the post of Consul and Consul General to the Turkish Consulate General in Komotini, Greece.
Mr. Pamir completed his studies in the Faculty of Political Sciences at Ankara University.
Born in Istanbul on 18 September 1942, he is married with two children.
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