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Abdullah Ahmed Mohamed Al-Murad Biography

Title:
Permanent Representative of Kuwait to the United Nations
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“In my capacity as Chairman of the Arab Group and at the behest thereof, I should like to draw your attention to the recent escalation triggered by the Israeli occupying power, consisting in the carrying out of excavation work in the sensitive area surrounding Al-Haram al-Sharif (sacred precinct of Al-Aqsa Mosque) in the city of Al-Quds al-Sharif… which constitute a dangerous escalation and flagrant aggression against Islamic holy places, and consider the provocative measures taken by Israel as constituting a clear violation of the relevant General Assembly and Security Council resolutions, in particular Security Council resolution 465 (1980). In those resolutions, the international community emphasized that all measures taken by Israel, the occupying power, including legislative and administrative measures, aimed at altering the legal status of the occupied city of Al-Quds and its demographic structure, are null and void. In many of its resolutions, moreover, the Security Council reaffirmed the applicability of the fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 to all territories occupied by Israel since 1967, including Al-Quds. The fact that Israel, the occupying power, has carried out this grave act of aggression casts doubt on its earnestness regarding the reactivation of the peace process aimed at a just settlement of the Palestinian question on the basis of the resolutions constituting international legitimacy, first and foremost Security Council resolutions 242 (1967) and 338 (1973), the principle of land for peace, the road map and the Arab peace initiative.”

“Identical Letters Dated 9 February 2007 from the Permanent Representative of Kuwait to the United Nations Addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council,” www.unispal.un.org, Feb. 12, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Permanent Representative of Kuwait, United Nations, 2006-present
  • Chairman of the Arab Group, United Nations, 2006-present
  • Director of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kuwait, 2004-2006
  • Ambassador to India, Accredited to Nepal and Bhutan, Aug. 1999 – Jan. 2004
  • Ambassador to Turkey, Accredited to Azerbaijan, 1996-1999
  • Ambassador to Venezuela, Jan. 1993 – June 1996
  • Director in the International Organizations Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kuwait, 1991 – 1992
  • Minister Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Kuwait, Belgrade, Aug. 1990 – Mar. 1991
  • Staff, European Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kuwait, 1988-1990
  • Staff, Political Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kuwait, 1987-1988
  • Consul-General, Embassy of Kuwait, Spain, May 1987
  • Deputy Director, Consular Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kuwait, Nov. 1984
  • Secretary, Embassy of Kuwait, France, 1974-1984
  • Attaché, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kuwait, 1972-1974
Education:
  • Attended University of Aix-Marseille (France)
Other:
  • None found