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NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF MOROCCO PRESENTS CREDENTIALS
(Based on information received from the Protocol and Liaison Service.)
El Mostafa Sahel, the new Permanent Representative of Morocco to the United Nations, today presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Sahel was his country’s Minister of Interior from 2 November 2002 until 15 February 2006. Before that, he served as Prefect of the Rabat region in 2001-2002.
Between 1998 and 2001, Mr. Sahel was Chairman of the SOMED Investment Group (Moroccan-United Arab Emirates development company). He was Morocco’s Minister for Maritime Fisheries, Administrative Affairs and Relations with Parliament in 1997-98, and Minister for Maritime Fisheries and Merchant Marine from 1993 to 1997.
Beginning his 25-year Government career in 1968, Mr. Sahel held various positions in the Ministry of Finance, including Head of the Department of Budget, Secretary-General of the Finance Ministry and Chief Executive Officer of the Communal Equipment Fund (County Councils Financing Bank).
He holds a Master of Laws from the Sorbonne in Paris, and a Bachelor of Arts in law from Rabat University.
Born in Morocco on 5 May 1946, Mr. Sahel is married and has two children.
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