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Name: Baali, Abdallah
Current Position: Ambassador

Abdallah Baali has served as Algeria's ambassador to the United States since Nov 5, 2008.

Baali received diplomas from the Diplomatic Section of the National School of Administration in Algiers and a diploma in contemporary American politics from New York University. He is fluent in Arabic, French, Spanish and English.
Baali is a career diplomat who has served in many capacities. From 1977 to 1982, he served as the head of the Political Affairs Division, after which he served as a member of the Algerian Permanent Mission to the United Nations (1982-1989). While working at the UN, Baali was the president of the 6th Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference, a member of the Monterrey Strategy Group on Nonproliferation, vice president of the 54th and 59th sessions of the UN General Assembly, as well as special envoy to Central and Latin America. He was the advisor to the minister for Arab Maghreb and European affairs (1989-1990), head of the Information and Documentation Division and spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1990-1992). 
From 1992-1996, Baali served as Algeria's ambassador to a number of nations, including Australia, New Zealand and Brunei. From 1996 to 2005, he continued his work at the United Nations, serving as permanent representative (2004-2005) and president of the UN Security Council (December 2004). Most recently, Baali served as ambassador advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 
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