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New Permanent Representative of Slovenia Presents Credentials
(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
The new Permanent Representative of Slovenia to the United Nations, Andrej Logar, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.
A career diplomat, Mr. Logar, was Head of the Division for International Organizations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2010, having previously served as Permanent Representative to the United Nations at Geneva, the World Trade Organization and the Conference on Disarmament in 2005.
In the same year, he was appointed Director-General for European Union and Bilateral Relations at the Foreign Ministry, which followed a stint as State Secretary (Deputy Minister) in 2003. Before that Mr. Logar served as Ambassador to several countries, including Lithuania and Iceland (2001), Norway (2000) and Denmark (1999).
Mr. Logar was Acting Secretary General and Chief of Cabinet in the Foreign Ministry in 1998, as well as State Under-Secretary and Chief of Cabinet in 1997, a year in which he also saw service as Head of the Department for Neighbouring Countries.
In 1993, he was Minister Plenipotentiary, and previously Counsellor, at the Permanent Mission in Geneva.
Born on 28 January 1951 in Maribor, Slovenia, Mr. Logar is a graduate of the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana.
He is married and had two children.
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