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LE BULLETIN CREDENTIALS Neu akkredidierte Botschafter bei Bundespräsident Dr. Heinz Fischer Newly accredited Ambassadors met Federal President Dr. Heinz Fischer H. E. Armin 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 Education 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 Education 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 of UNESCO 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 Education 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 PHOTOS: CARINA KARLOVITS UND HARALD MINICH/HFB Born in 1962 Married, 2 children Education 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 Affairs 2006-2010: Minister Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Israel in London 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, Jamaica 1989-1991: Diplomatic Cadet, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Born on September 23, 1958 Married, 2 children Education 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 Widowed Education 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 Department 1972-1974: Research Assistant, Ministry of Justice 8 Cercle Diplomatique 1/2016 Cercle Diplomatique 1/2016 9