Mikhail Wehbe

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Mikhail Wehbe
ميخائيل وهبة
10th Permanent Representative of Syria to the United Nations
In office
Preceded by Ahmad Fathi Al-Masri
Succeeded by Faisal Mekdad
Personal details
Born (1942-02-27) 27 February 1942 (age 75)
Damascus, Syria
Children Samer & Lyna
Profession Politician, Diplomat

Mikhail Wehbe (Arabic: ميخائيل وهبة‎‎) (born Damascus, February 27, 1942) is a Syrian diplomat and former Permanent Representative of Syria to the United Nations.


Mikhail Wehbe was born in Damascus in 1942. He graduated from the Lebanese University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Sciences and Public Administration. He also holds a Ph.D. in International law from Sofia University, Bulgaria. He has excellent command of four languages, Arabic, English, French and Bulgarian.[1]


Mr. Wehbe has served in many capacities in the course of his career, first secretary, Geneve, Switzerland, First Secretary, London, United Kingdom, Including as Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United NationsNew York, United States of America (1996-2003),Including as Ambassador of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United NationsGeneve, Switzerland ; Chief of the Private Offices Department and Member of the Consultative Council for Administrative and Management Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Syria (1988); Counselor and Minister Counselor of the Syrian Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria (1982-88); and Chief of the Cabinet of the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (1979-1982).[2]

During his tenure at the United Nations he served twice as the President of the United Nations Security Council when Syria was holding a rotating seat at the council, in June 2002 and August 2003. He is currently serving as the Permanent Observer of the Arab League to the United Nations in Vienna, Austria.[2]