PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT: The Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to Malta presents his credentials to the President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca

On 1st September 2016, the Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq Ahmad Bamarni presented his credentials to the President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca at The Palace, in Valletta.

During the ceremony, the President of Malta and the Ambassador discussed bilateral relations.

Ambassador Ahmad Bamarni was born in 1951 in Dohuk, Iraq. He graduated from the University of Baghdad from the English department and obtained a postgraduate qualification from the Sorbonne – Paris 6eme with a Linguistics Doctorate. Married, he has three daughters, and is fluent in four languages-Kurdish, Arabic, English and French.

On March the 3rd 2016, Ambassador Bamarni presented his letter of credentials to the President of the Italian Republic as Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the Italian Republic. Ambassador Bamarni has also been accredited as non-resident Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the Republic of San Marino, as well as Permanent Representative of the Republic of Iraq to the FAO, WFP and IFAD.

His previous positions in Iraq and abroad included: Representative of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in Paris 1980- 1991; Member of the Parliament of the Kurdistan Region 1992- 1995; Representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Paris and Brussels 1997- 2004; Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the Kingdom of Sweden and Norway 2004-2010; Head of the Europe Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iraq 2010-2012; Head of the International Organisations and Conferences Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iraq 2012-2015. He has represented the Government of Iraq as head of delegation in many international platforms, most prominently: the Senior Officials Conferences of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation; the Senior Officials Conferences of Non-Aligned Movement; the Rio +20 conference; the UN General Assembly Meetings since 2012; Senior Officials meetings of “Middle East Nuclear and Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone”; the conference on the Syrian refugees in Geneva 2014; and the conference on “The Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear terrorism”, Helsinki, June 2015.

Source: Government of Malta