NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF CHAD PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

BIO/3639
15 February 2005

NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF CHAD PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

15/02/2005
Press Release
BIO/3639

NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF CHAD PRESENTS CREDENTIALS


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


Mahamat Ali Adoum, the new Permanent Representative of Chad to the United Nations, presented his credentials today to Secretary-General Kofi Annan. 


In 2003, Mr. Adoum retired from the World Bank, which he joined in April 1994 in the capacity of Senior Advisor to the Executive Director for African French-speaking countries.  During that time, he advocated for the approval of the Chad/Cameroon pipeline project in 2000.


Mr. Adoum, a career diplomat with extensive experience in the field of international affairs and diplomacy, served as Foreign Minister of Chad from May 1992 to July 1993.  He represented Chad as co-agent before the International Court of Justice in the territorial dispute between Libya and Chad in 1993.


From 1983 to 1992, Mr. Adoum served concurrently as his country’s Ambassador to the United States, Canada and Argentina.  He has also served as his country’s representative to Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, United Kingdom and the European Community.


Mr. Adoum holds a master’s degree in international public policy from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D. C.; a B.A. in Political Science from the University Laval of Quebec, Canada; and a diploma in education from Université de Brazzaville, Congo.


Born on 14 November, 1947 Mr. Adoum is married with four children. 


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