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New Permanent Representative of China Presents Credentials
(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
Li Baodong, the new Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations, today presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Li was Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office at Geneva and other international organization in Switzerland since 2006, after serving as Ambassador to Zambia from 2005.
Between 1998 and 2005, Mr. Li was Director-General for International Organizations and Conferences in the Ministry of Foreign Affair in Beijing and Senior Official for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, having served as Deputy Director-General from 1997 to 1998.
Prior to appointments as Counsellor (1995-1997), Division Director, Deputy Division Director and Second Secretary (1992-1995) in that Department, Mr. Li held the posts of Deputy Division Director, Second Secretary (1989-1992) and Third Secretary (1986-1988) in the Foreign Ministry’s Information Department, after joining the Beijing Service Bureau for Diplomatic Missions in 1977.
He was educated at Beijing Foreign Studies University and Johns Hopkins University in the United States
Born in Beijing in April 1955, Mr. Li is married and has a son.
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