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February 26, 2015

MFA Press Statement: Presentation of Credentials Ceremony, 26 February 2015

MFA20150226 POC ThailandThe Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand presents his credentials to President Tony Tan [Photo: MCI]
 

MFA20150226 POC IraqThe Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq presents his credentials to President Tony Tan [Photo: MCI]
 

MFA20150226 POC CongoThe Ambassador of the Republic of Congo presents his credentials to President Tony Tan [Photo: MCI]
 

            The following foreign Ambassadors presented their credentials to President Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam in separate ceremonies at the Istana today:

(a)   The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand

       His Excellency Bansarn Bunnag

(b)   The Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq

       His Excellency Abdullah Hasan Salih

(c)   The Ambassador of the Republic of Congo

       His Excellency Daniel Owassa

Their curricula vitae are attached.        

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

SINGAPORE

26 FEBRUARY 2015

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HE BANSARN BUNNAG

AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE

KINGDOM OF THAILAND

 

 

BORN:

17 April 1959

 

 

 

 

AGE:

55 years old

 

 

 

 

MARITAL

STATUS:

 

Married to Mrs Yupadee Bunnag with two children

EDUCATION:

B.A. (Government), Chulalongkorn University

 

 

 

M.A. (International Politics and Economics), University of Detroit, U.S.A.

 

 

 

National Defense College, Class 2553 (2010), Thailand

 

 

 

 

CAREER:

 

1983

Policy and Planning Analysis Officer, National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB)

 

 

 

 

1984

Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Attaché, Office of the Director-General, ASEAN-Thailand

 

 

 

 

1985

Third Secretary, Americas Division, Department of Political Affairs

 

Third Secretary, Office of the Director-General, ASEAN-Thailand

 

 

 

CAREER (cont’d):

 

1987

 

Second Secretary, Americas Division, Department of Political Affairs

Adviser to the Thai Delegation to the 41st UNGA, New York


 

 

 

 

1989

Second Secretary, Royal Thai Embassy, Washington D.C.

 

 

 

 

1990

First Secretary, Royal Thai Embassy, Washington D.C.

 

 

 

 

1993

Counsellor, Department of Economic Affairs

 

 

 

 

1995

Counsellor, News Division, Department of Information

 

 

 

 

1996

Counsellor, Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

 

 

 

 

1997

Director, Translation Division, Department of Treaties and Legal Affairs

 

 

 

 

1998

Director, News Division, Department of Information

 

Director, Broadcasting Division, Department of Information

 

 

 

 

2001

Deputy Director-General, Department of Information, and Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

 

 

 

 

2003

Minister, Royal Thai Embassy, London

 

 

 

 

2007

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Thailand to the Union of Myanmar

 

 

 

 

2010

Director-General, Department of Protocol

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAREER (cont’d):

2012

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Thailand to the Republic of Poland

 

 

 

 

26 Feb 2015

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Thailand to the Republic of Singapore

 

 

AWARDS/ DECORATIONS:

Highest awards:

Knight Grand Cordon (Special Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant, 2012.

 

 

 

Knight Grand Cordon (Special Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand, 2007.

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HE ABDULLAH HASAN SALIH

AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF singapore

REPUBLIC OF IRAQ

 

 

 

 

BORN:

1 July 1954, Salahuddin, Iraq

 

 

 

 

AGE:

60

 

 

 

 

RELIGION:

Islam

 

 

 

 

MARITAL

STATUS:

Married to Mrs Assma Mohammed Ahmed

Has a daughter and a son

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION:

1977                     B.A. from the College of Arts, English                                    Department, Al-Mustansiriyah University

 

2007                     M.A. Arts in Education from the High Arab                              Institute for Psychological and Educational                                       Studies

 

2010                     Started PhD programme in the High Arab                              Institute for Psychological and Educational                              Studies

 

 

 

 

 

CAREER:

1978 – 1980

Interpreter, Defence Magazine of Army Flight

 

 

 

 

1980 – 1985

English Teacher, Balad Agricultural School

 

 

1985 – 1989

English Teacher, Trade School

 

 

 

 

1989 – 1994

Headmaster, Al-Salam Industrial School

 

 

 

 

1994 – 1999

English Teacher, Biology Institute, El-Bieda, Libya

CAREER

(cont’d):

1999 – 2001

English Teacher, Abu Baker Scientific Institute, Libya

 

 

2001 – 2002

English Teacher, Shat Institute for Computer Language

 

 

 

 

2003 – 2006

Headmaster of Dholoyia Preparatory School

 

 

 

 

2009

Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Iraq

 

 

 

 

19 Nov 2013

to date

Ambassador to Indonesia

 

 

 

 

Feb 2014

to date

 

26 Feb 2015

Ambassador to ASEAN

 

 

Ambassador to Singapore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGES:

Arabic and English

 

 

 

       

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HE DANIEL OWASSA

AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE

REPUBLIC OF CONGO

BORN :

28 January 1959, Fort-Rousset, Republic of Congo

 

 

 

 

AGE :

56

 

 

 

 

MARITAL STATUS:

Married to Gisèle Owassa Okemba

Has 3 children

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION:

Masters in Sociology

 

 

 

Diploma in Diplomatic Studies, Oxford University Foreign Service Programme

 

 

 

 

CAREER:

1984

Diplomat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

 

 

 

1986 - 1987

Head of Eastern and Southern Africa Section, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

 

 

 

1987 - 1988

Head of the Organisation of Africa Unity Section, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

 

 

 

1989 - 1990

Chargé de Mission, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation

 

 

 

 

1990 - 1993

Diplomatic Attaché, Office of the Head of State

 

 

 

 

1993 - 1996

Diplomatic Advisor of the Prime Minister

 

 

 

 

1996 - 1997

Junior Minister, Public Service and Administrative Reforms

 

 

 

CAREER:

(cont’d)

2000 - 2005

Diplomatic Advisor of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

 

 

 

 

2005 - 2012

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

 

 

 

9 Oct 2012
 - to date

 

26 Feb 2015

Ambassador to China

 

 

Ambassador to Singapore

 

 

 

 

 

 

AWARDS:

Grand Officier : Ordre National du Mèrite (Congo)

 

 

 

Commander : Lègion d’Honneur (France)

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGE:

French and English

 

 

 

 

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February 2015