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New Permanent Representative of China Presents Credentials
(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
The new Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations, Liu Jieyi, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.
Until his appointment, Mr. Liu was Vice Minister in the International Department of the Communist Party’s Central Committee since 2009, prior to which he was Assistant Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2007 to 2009.
He was Director-General in the Department of North American and Oceanian Affairs at the Foreign Ministry from 2006 to 2007, before which he served in the same capacity in the Department of International Organizations and Conferences since 2005. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Liu was Director-General in the Department of Arms Control, having been Deputy Director-General in the Department of International Organizations and Conferences since 1998.
Mr. Liu’s previous service at China’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations included a stint as Counsellor from 1995 to 1998, and he held the same rank in the Foreign Ministry’s Department of International Organizations and Conferences from 1994 to 1995. Between 1987 and 1994, he was Third Secretary holding the rank of Deputy Division Director, and later Director, in the Department of International Organizations and Conferences.
Mr. Liu also worked as an interpreter at the United Nations Office at Geneva from 1981 to 1987.
Born in December 1957 and the holder of a master’s degree, Mr. Liu is married and has a son.
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