9 January 2017

New Permanent Representative of Chad Presents Credentials

(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

The new Permanent Representative of Chad to the United Nations, Ali Alifei Moustapha, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

Before his latest appointment, Mr. Moustapha was Chad’s Minister for Communications between February and August 2016.  From August 2015 to February 2016, he served as Minister for Environment and Fishery.

In addition to his position as President of the Top Communications Board from 2010 to 2015, Mr. Moustapha also held other governmental posts, including that of Adviser on International Relations to the Head of State, from 2008 to 2009, Deputy Mayor of N’Djamena in 2005, Minister for Urbanism and Habitat in 2003 and Secretary of State for National Defence in 1992.

Having begun his career in 1978 as Chief of Staff at the Official Journal of the Government Secretariat, he transitioned to Editor-in-Chief of Chad’s National Press Agency in 1984.

The holder of a high-level diploma in journalism earned in 1977 from the International School of Journalism in Yaoundé, Cameroon, Mr. Moustapha also trained in Tunis, Tunisia, and studied press management in Paris.

Born in 1956, he is married and has 11 children.

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