Libyan Ambassador to the United Nations

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The permanent representative of the Libyan state to the United Nations is the leader of the Libyan delegation to the United Nations, and in charge of the Libyan Mission to the United Nations. Libyan representatives to the UN hold the personal rank of ambassador.

The Permanent Representative, currently Elmahdi S. Elmajerbi, is charged with representing the Libyan government in the United Nations and during almost all plenary meetings of the General Assembly, except in the rare situation in which a senior personnel of the Libyan government (such as the Libyan Foreign Secretary or the Libyan Head of State) is present.

Elmahdi S. Elmajerbi, acts as Chargé d'affaires under the command of the Presidential Council of Libya, led by Fayez al-Sarraj.

List of Ambassadors[edit]

The following is a chronological list of those who have held the office:

# Ambassador Years served Head of State
1 Wahbi al-Bouri 1963 – 1965 Idris of Libya
Idris of Libya/

Muammar Gaddafi

2 Mansour Rashid El-Kikhia 1975 – 1980 Muammar Gaddafi
Muammar Gaddafi
Muammar Gaddafi
3 Abuzed Omar Dorda 1997 – 2003 Muammar Gaddafi
4 Ali Treki.JPG Ali Treki September 18, 2003 – March 4, 2009 Muammar Gaddafi
5 Abdel Rahman Shalgham.jpg Abdel Rahman Shalgham March 4, 2009 – July 23, 2013 Muammar Gaddafi/

Mustafa Abdul Jalil/

Mohammed Magariaf and

Nouri Abusahmain

6 Ibrahim Dabbashi July 23, 2013 – August, 2016 Aguila Saleh Issa/

Fayez al-Sarraj

7 Elmahdi S. Elmajerbi August 2016 – present