BAALI, Abdallah

Abdallah BaaliAbdallah Baali became ambassador of Algeria to the United States on Nov. 5, 2008. From 2006 to 2008, Ambassador Baali previously served as ambassador advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, special envoy to African and Latin American states, head of delegation at various international conferences, and head of delegation to Morocco for the Saharawi negotiations on the Western Sahara. Prior to that, he was Algeria’s permanent representative to the United Nations in New York from 1996-2005 — including permanent representative (2004-05) and president (December 2004) of the U.N. Security Council — as well as Algeria’s ambassador to Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand and Brunei Darussalam from 1992 to 1996. He also served as a member of the Algerian Permanent Mission to the United Nations on a prior occasion, from 1982 to 1989

Ambassador Baali holds a diploma from the Diplomatic Section of the National School of Administration in Algiers and a diploma in contemporary American politics from New York University.

He speaks Arabic, French, English and Spanish, and is married with two children.