EMIRATS ARABES UNIS: MISSION PERMANENTE DES ÉMIRATS ARABES UNIS AUPRÈS DE L'OFFICE DES NATIONS UNIES ET DES AUTRES ORGANISATIONS INTERNATIONALES À GENÈVE
S.E.M. Obaid Salem Saeed Al Zaabi, Ambassadeur
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H.E Obaid Salem Saeed Nasser AL ZAABI was appointed Ambassador/Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva in July 2007.
H.E Obaid Salem Saeed Nasser AL ZAABI started his diplomatic career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in October 1975 in the political Department and took part in the 30th UN General Assembly as a member of the UAE Delegation. In May 1976, he was promoted Second Secretary and between May 1976 and March 1983, he was assigned at the UAE Embassy in Bonn (Germany), where he held successively the positions of First Secretary (1981), then Counselor (1982).
In November 1982, H.E. was promoted Minister Plenipotentiary and then Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Sudan until March 1986, date at which H.E. returned to the Foreign Ministry in Abu Dhabi and was appointed Chief of Protocol in April 1986, a position which he held for 21 years (from 1986 to 2007). During this period, H.E. has participated in several Arab and international conferences, and has also organized several regional and international conferences in the UAE on various themes relevant to the country.
In addition to his main duties, H.E. has held various positions such as Vice-President of the Administrative Council of The UAE Red Crescent Society from 1997 to 2005, before being nominated as a Honorary Member of the Swiss/UAE Business Council. Since his assignment in Geneva, H.E. has chaired several international events involving the UAE and has participated in international conferences held in and outside Geneva, in the framework of his duties.
During his career, H.E. has been awarded various prizes and honorific distinctions of which the most important are:
1- High Medal of Merit from the Federal Republic of Germany 10/06/1983
2- First Grade Medal of the two Niles from the Republic of Sudan 12/03/1986
3- First Grade Order of the Republic from the Republic of Sudan 13/02/1987
H.E Obaid Salem Saeed Nasser AL ZAABI speaks, in addition to Arabic, English and German.