NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF KUWAIT PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

BIO/3551
16 January 2004

NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF KUWAIT PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

16/01/2004
Press Release
BIO/3551


Biographical Note


NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF KUWAIT PRESENTS CREDENTIALS


(Based on information received from the Protocol and Liaison Service.)


Nabeela Abdulla Al-Mulla, the new Permanent Representative of Kuwait to the United Nations, presented her credentials today to Secretary-General Kofi Annan.


Until her current appointment, Ms. Al-Mulla was Ambassador to Austria, and on a non-residency basis to Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia.  She was also her country’s Resident Representative to the United Nations Office at Vienna, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).  Between 2002 and 2003, she was the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), prior to which (2001-2002) she had served as Governor on the same Board. 


Also in 2002 and 2003, she represented Kuwait at the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) extraordinary ministerial meetings.  From 1996 to 1999, she served as Ambassador to South Africa, Namibia, Mauritius and Botswana, with residency in South Africa.  In 1994 and 1995, Ms. Al-Mulla was Ambassador to Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia, Mauritius and Botswana, with residency in Harare.


From 1977 until 1994, she was a member of the Permanent Mission of Kuwait to the United Nations in New York, where she held several posts, the last being Deputy Permanent Representative.  She participated in regular and special sessions of the General Assembly and represented Kuwait in various committees, panels and conferences from 1973 through 1993.  From 1992 to 1993, she represented her country in the multilateral talks on arms control and regional security in the Middle East.  Prior to that, from 1992 to 1993, she was a participant in meetings on Kuwaiti prisoners of war and detainees.


Ms. Al-Mulla joined the Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1968, having obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies that year.  She got her Master of Arts in International Relations from the American University of Beirut in 1972.  She was born in Kuwait City.


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