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Neu akkredidierte Botschafter bei Bundespräsident Dr. Heinz Fischer

Newly accredited Ambassadors met Federal President Dr. Heinz Fischer

H. E.


Andereya Latorre

Ambassador of the

Republic of Chile

Credentials: November 2015

H. E.

Juan Antonio

Fernandez Palacios

Ambassador of the

Republic of Cuba

Credentials: November 2015

H. E.

Auday Al Kheirallah

Ambassador of the

Republic of Iraq

Credentials: January 2016

H. E.

Talya Lador-Fresher

Ambassador of the

Republic of Israel

Credentials: November 2015

Ambassador of the

Republic of Peru

H. E. H. E.

Alfredo Raúl

Chuquihuara Chil

Priyanee Wijesekera

Ambassador of the Democratic

Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Credentials: January 2016 Credentials: January 2016

Born on February 2, 1955

Married, 2 children


Diplomatic Academy of Chile Andrés Bello, Bachelor of

International Relations, Universidad de Santiago, Santiago de

Chile, Diploma in International Business, Universidad Mayor,

Santiago de Chile, Diploma in law, policies and institutions of

the European Union, Universidad de los Andes, Santiago de

Chile, Diploma in Security and Defence, Academia Nacional

de Estudios Políticos Estratégicos (ANEPE) (National

Academy of Political and Strategic Studies), Santiago de

Chile, Master of International Relations (C), Universidad de

Santiago, Chile

Professional Career

May 2014-present: Permanent Representative of Chile to the

International Organizations in Vienna

2013-2014: Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Chile

2012: Directorate of International and Human Security

2008-2011: Directorate of Multilateral Policy

2003-2007: Permanent Mission of Chile to the United

Nations in New York

2001-2002: Directorate of Human Resources

1996-2000: Permanent Mission of Chile to the Organization

for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in Den

Hague, Holland

1994-1995: Directorate of Europe (European Affairs)

1990-1993: Embassy of Chile in Germany

1989: Consul at the General Consulate of Chile in Munich,

Federal Republic of Germany

1987-1988: Directorate of Culture and Communications

1983-1986: Consul at the General Consulate of Chile in

Buenos Aires, Argentina

1982: Embassy of Chile in Argentina

Born on July 30, 1963

Married, 2 children


1987: Ph.D in International Political Relations at the Raúl

Roa Higher Institute of International Studies, Havana, Cuba

Professional Career

2009-2015: President of the Cuban National Comission of

UNESCO and Cuban representative in the Executive Board


2005-2009: Ambassador, Permanent Representative of

Cuba to the United Nations Office at Geneve and others

international organizations based in Switzerland

2001-2005: Director, Multilateral Affairs Division of the

Cuban Ministry for Foreign Affairs

1997-2000: Deputy Director, Multilateral Affairs Division of

the Cuban Ministry for Foreign Affairs

1993-1996: Second Secretary at the Permanent Mission of

Cuba to the United Nations in New York

1987-1992: Desk officer at the Multilateral Affairs Division

of the Cuban Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Born on April 17, 1951

Married, 5 children


1972 Bachelor degree in Agricultural Engineering /

University of Baghdad, Iraq.

1978 Postgraduate Diploma in soil science from the

University College of Wales, UK

1994 An intensive course of Business Administration and

Marketing for six month in the City of Ottawa, Canada

1992 Certificate of Education Council in Ottawa for

completing the course of heritage combined and current

languages, Canada

Professional Career

2015 until now: Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq in

Vienna and permanent representative of Iraq to the United

Nations (Vienna)

2010 – till 2015: Ambassador Extraordinary and

Plenipotentiary of the Rep. of Iraq to the Algerian People’s

Democratic Republic

2009-2010: Ambassador in the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign

Affairs, Baghdad, Iraq, following up different administrative

and political affairs at the headquarters of the Iraqi

Foreign Ministry

2006-2009: General Director of Evaluation and

Examinations Directorate, and Chairman of the Supreme

Committee of Examinations, Ministry of Education, Iraq


Born in 1962

Married, 2 children


1981-1983: Military Service Intelligence

B.A degree in Business Administration and Political Science,

Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Professional Career

November 2010: Chief of State Protocol and Head of the

Protocol and Official Guests Bureau, Ministry of Foreign


2006-2010: Minister Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Israel in


2003-200: Director, European Department of the Economics

Affairs Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2000-2003: Advisor to the President on World Jewish

Affairs, Office of the President of the State of Israel

1997-2000: Deputy Director, World Jewish Affairs

Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1993-1997: Consul for Information, Consulate General of

Israel in New York

1991-1993: Second Secretary, Embassy of Israel in Kingston,


1989-1991: Diplomatic Cadet, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Born on September 23, 1958

Married, 2 children


1993-1994: Master in Public Administration John F.

Kennedy School of Government Harvard University

1982-1984: Graduate in International Relations Diplomatic

Academy of Peru

1975-1980: Bachelor of Law Pontifical Cath. University of Peru

Professional Career

2013-2015:Director of Tourism Promotion of the Peruvian

Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Chairman of the Peruvian

Diplomatic Service Association (AFSDP).

2011-2012: Deputy Permanent Representative of Peru to

the United Nations, New York.

2006-2010: Deputy Consul General of Peru in Connecticut

and Rhode Island

2004-2006: Chief of Cabinet of the Peruvian Minister of

Foreign Affairs: with Ambassador Manuel Rodríguez

Cuadros and Ambassador Oscar Maúrtua de Romaña.

2003-2004: President of the Commission on Population

and Development of the United Nations, New York.

Consultant of United Nations Fund for Population

Activities – UNFPA, New York

1997-2003: Minister Counselor and Counselor, Permanent

Mission of Peru to the United Nations, Second and Third

Secretary Committee Delegate.

1994-1997: First Secretary, Head of Planning, Ministry of

Foreign Affairs of Peru

1988-1992: Second Secretary, Officer of the Political

Department of the Embassy of Peru in Washington DC

1985-1988: Third Secretary, Officer of the Under-secretariat

for America, Political Department of Chile and Bolivia,

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru

Born on March 30, 1948



Until 1969: LLB (Ceylon)

Until 1986 in Public International Law (human Rights and

The Law of the Sea), LLM (Colombo)

Professional Career

2002-2008: Secretary General of Parliament

1994-2002: Deputy Secretary General of Parliament

1992-1994: Asst. Secretary, General of Parliament

1992: Research Officer, Parliament of Sri Lanka

1985-1992: Secretary, Law Commission

1984-1985: Asst. Secretary, Law Commission

1974-1984: Legal Officer, Bribery Commissioner’s


1972-1974: Research Assistant, Ministry of Justice

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