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Kawar appointed envoy at UN

By JT - Jun 04,2014 - Last updated at Jun 04,2014

AMMAN — The Cabinet on Wednesday appointed Dina Kawar as Jordan’s permanent representative to the UN, succeeding HRH Prince Zeid who submitted his resignation in April upon his request. 

The decision was taken during Wednesday’s session, headed by Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra. 

Kawar served as Jordan’s ambassador to France from 2001 to 2013, becoming at the time  the second woman to represent the Kingdom abroad.

In July 2013, the French government honoured Kawar, awarding her the Legion of Honour medal on the completion of her tenure in France during a ceremony attended by several Arab ambassadors.

In December 2013, the UN General Assembly endorsed Jordan as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 2014-15 term.

A total of 178 out of 193 members of the UN General Assembly voted in favour of the Kingdom’s bid for a non-permanent membership.

Jordan has assumed a seat as a non- member at the council  twice —1965-1966 and in 1982-1983 — since joining the UN in 1955.

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