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Kawar appointed as Jordan’s ambassador to US

By JT - Jun 29,2016 - Last updated at Jun 29,2016

Dina Kawar (UN photo/Mark Garten)

AMMAN — Dina Kawar has been appointed as Jordan’s ambassador to the US, the Jordanian embassy in Washington announced on Monday.

Prior to her appointment as ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Jordan to the US, Kawar served as the permanent representative of Jordan to the UN, a position she held for nearly two years, the embassy said in a statement.

In that role, she led the Jordanian delegation during the Kingdom’s non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council, becoming the first Arab woman to ever preside over the council. 

In February 2016, Kawar was appointed by the president of the General Assembly as a co-facilitator for the high-level meeting of the plenary of the General Assembly on the large movement of refugees and migrants which takes place in September 2016, the statement said.

Between 2001 and 2013, Kawar served as Jordan’s ambassador to France, with concurrent accreditation to UNESCO and to the Holy See, since 2002, the statement said. She also served as non-resident ambassador to Portugal from 2005 to 2013. 

The ambassador has received numerous awards throughout her career, including the Order of Independence of the first class by His Majesty King Abdullah.

She holds a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Mills College, both in the United States. 

 

She also attended Harvard’s Centre for International Affairs from 1986 to 1987, according to the embassy in Washington.

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