Imad Moustapha

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Imad Moustapha
عماد مصطفى
Imad Moustapha (left) and U.S. President George W. Bush
Dr. Imad Moustapha (left) and U.S. President George W. Bush
5th Ambassador of Syria to the People's Republic of China
In office
2014 – December 2011[1]
Preceded byRustum Al-Zubi
Personal details
Born (1952-03-11) 11 March 1952 (age 68)
Aleppo, Syria
ChildrenSidra, Saree
ResidenceWashington, DC
ProfessionCivil Servant

Imad Moustapha (Arabic: عماد مصطفى‎; born 11 March 1952) is the Syrian Ambassador to China and his country's former Ambassador to the United States.


Imad Moustapha was born in Aleppo on 11 March 1952.[2]

He was Dean of the Faculty of Information Technology (IT) at the University of Damascus, and Secretary General of the Arab School on Science and Technology. He is a co-founder of the Network of Syrian Scientists, Technologists and Innovators Abroad (NOSSTIA). This organization was involved in establishing Meedan, "a non-profit social technology company which aims to increase cross-language interaction on the web, with particular emphasis on translation and aggregation services in Arabic and English."[3]


Imad Moustapha regularly writes in the print media and appears on television, representing the Syrian government position. He has also occasionally appeared at public lectures, think-tanks, and world-affairs councils.[4]


His wide range of interests include: globalization, cultural identities, social and economic impacts of the Internet, and Western classical music.

Allegations of espionage[edit]

On June 25, 2011, the Washington Bureau chief of a major Kuwait newspaper (Al Rai), reported in NOW Lebanon that Ambassador Mustapha is engaged in various espionage activities, as well as threats to Syrians living in the US.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^[dead link]
  2. ^ "Imad Moustapha: Curriculum Vitae".
  3. ^ Meedan
  4. ^[dead link]
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-27. Retrieved 2011-06-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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