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Name: Duale, Elmi Ahmed
Current Position: Ambassador

In 1969, Elmi Ahmed Duale was elected to the Parliament of Somalia and was then selected to be Foreign Minister in the government. Duale became the Permanent Representative of Somalia to the UN in 2005.

Duale graduated from the Sapienza University of Rome in 1960, becoming a Doctor of Medicine and serving as Director General of Somalia’s Ministry of Health from 1963-1968. From 1970-1973, Somalia’s dictator, Siad Barre, held Duale and Cabinet members of Somalia as political detainees after Barre assumed power following a coup d’etat.
Beginning in 1974, Duale worked at the Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO) for 30 years.
Elmi AhmedDuale Bio (UN Press Release)
Somalia does not maintain an embassy in the US, and Somalia’s interests in the US are represented through their ambassador to the UN.
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