Ambassador

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Ambassador Martin Kobler presented his credentials to President Hussain on August 10, 2017.

Martin Kobler was born 1953 in Stuttgart, Germany. He is married and has three children.

Curriculum Vitae

1974-1976
Studies of Asian Philology and Indonesian Constitutional and Maritime Law, Indonesian Language Diploma
1974-1979
Legal Studies, First State Examination in Law
1979-1980
Studies of Maritime Law at University Pajajaran, Bandung, Indonesia
1981-1983
Practical Legal Training, Second State Examination in Law
1983-1990
Various Diplomatic Positions: Political Affairs (Cairo), Press (New Delhi), UN Liaison Officer to UNTAG (Windhoek), UN Desk (Bonn)
1990-1994
Short- and long-term Election observer ONUVEH/Haiti, ONUVEN/Nicaragua and UNTAC/Cambodia
1994-1997
Representative Office Jericho, Head of the Representative Office
1997-1998
Foreign Office, Deputy Head of Balkan Task Force
1998–2000
Deputy Chief of Cabinet of Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer
2000–2003
Chief of Cabinet of Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer
2003–2006
Ambassador in Cairo
2006-2007
Ambassador in Baghdad
2007-2010
Director General for Culture and Communication, Foreign Office
2010-2011
Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General, United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)
2011-2013
Special Representative of the Secretary General, United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI)
2013-2015
Special Representative of the Secretary-General, United Nations Stabilisation
Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)
2015-2017
Special Representative of the Secretary-General, United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL)

The Ambassador