Omar Emboirik Ahmed

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Omar Emboirik Ahmed Abdelahi
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Omar Emboirik in 2009
Sahrawi Ambassador to Venezuela
In office
19 August 2008 – 10 November 2012
Prime Minister Abdelkader Taleb Omar
Preceded by Hach Ahmed Baricalla
Succeeded by Mohamed Salem Daha
Personal details
Born (1956-02-04)February 4, 1956
Fuerteventura, Spain
Political party Polisario Front
Parents Dedda Abdalahe Baha (mother)
Alma mater University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Occupation Diplomat
Awards Order "Gran Cacique Indio Coromotano" (2011)
"Waraira Repano" 1st class medal (2012)
University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria honorary degree (2017)
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Omar Emboirik Ahmed Abdelahi (born February 4, 1956 in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain) was until late 2012 the Sahrawi ambassador to Venezuela, also accredited non-resident ambassador to Bolivia and Ecuador, with a base in Caracas. He speaks Hassaniya (a variety of Arabic), French and Spanish.

Personal life[edit]

He joined the Polisario Front in 1974, being part of the youth branch UJSARIO during the last part of the Spanish colonial period. He graduated in History at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in Canary Islands, Spain.

Diplomatic postings[edit]

He started his diplomatic career in 1976, at the POLISARIO representation in France. Between 1977 and 1980 he joined the Sahrawi embassies in Cuba and Panama.[1] Among 1983 and 1988, he carried punctual diplomatic missions in Germany, Austria, Mexico, Greece, Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica, Switzerland, Italy and Portugal.[2] From 1988 until 2008, he was the POLISARIO representative in different Spanish Autonomous Communities, for example in the Canary Islands from the late 1990s to 2002,[3][4] and between 2002 and 2008 as head of the POLISARIO representation in Catalonia.[5][6] In 2008, he was designated as extraordinary and plenipotentiary Sahrawi resident ambassador in Venezuela.[2] On 25 June 2009, he replaced Hach Ahmed Bericalla as the Sahrawi non-resident ambassador accredited to Ecuador.[7] On 24 March 2011, he presented to President Evo Morales the letter of credence as the Sahrawi non-resident ambassador accredited to the Plurinational State of Bolivia.[8]

Awards and recognitions[edit]

On March 4, 2011, Emboirik Ahmed was awarded by the town's mayor with the Order "Gran Cacique Indio Coromotano", during a ceremony at Ocumare del Tuy, in Miranda State, Venezuela.[9]

On February 29, 2012, during the celebrations in Caracas of the 36th anniversary of the independence proclamation of the Sahrawi Republic, he was awarded with the "Waraira Repano" 1st class medal by the municipal council.[10]

On February 18, 2017, Emboirik Ahmed was granted an honorary degree by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain), his alma mater.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Presidente Chávez recibió cartas credenciales de 10 embajadores". Prensa Presidencial - Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Comunicación y la Información - República Bolivariana de Venezuela. 2008-08-19. Retrieved 09-11-2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help) (in Spanish)
  2. ^ a b "Cancillería recibe a embajadores de Guatemala y Árabe Saharaui Democrática". Radio Nacional de Venezuela. 05-06-2008. Retrieved 10-11-2011.  Check date values in: |access-date=, |date= (help) (in Spanish)
  3. ^ "Entrevista a Emboirik Ahmed". Ariscaya - Comité Canario de Solidaridad con los Pueblos. May–June 1998. Retrieved 10-11-2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help) (in Spanish)
  4. ^ "Corporaciones insulares y ayuntamientos temen el inicio de la guerra en el Sáhara". El Día. 2001-04-21. Retrieved 10-11-2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help) (in Spanish)
  5. ^ "Nuevo delegado de la R.A.S.D. en Catalunya". Solidaris amb el Poble Sahrauí. 2002-06-15. Retrieved 09-11-2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)(in Spanish)
  6. ^ "Los niños saharauis de vacaciones en Cataluña visitan el Parlament". El País. 2002-07-20. Retrieved 09-11-2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)(in Spanish)
  7. ^ "Presentación de las cartas credenciales del nuevo embajador saharaui en Ecuador". Poemario por un Sahara Libre. 2009-06-29. Retrieved 10-11-2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help) (in Spanish)
  8. ^ "El Embajador saharaui Mboirik Ahmed presenta credenciales en Bolivia". Poemario por un Sahara Libre. 2011-03-26. Retrieved 10-11-2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help) (in Spanish)
  9. ^ "Celebraron grandes festividades carnestolendas en Ocumare del Tuy". Gentedehoy.com. 10-03-2011. Retrieved 09-11-2011.  Check date values in: |access-date=, |date= (help) (in Spanish)
  10. ^ "Concejo municipal bolivariano libertador se une a la conmemoración del 36 aniversario de la Proclamación de la república arábe saharaui democrática". Abrebrecha.com. 01-03-2012. Retrieved 2012-03-03.  Check date values in: |date= (help) (in Spanish)
  11. ^ La Universidad de Las Palmas impone el birrete de doctor al diplomatico saharaui Emboirik Ahmed Sahara Press Service, February 19, 2017 (in Spanish)