Cuba’s Ambassador to the United Nations to Speak on December 1

Teaneck, NJ (November 10, 2004)— Orlando Requeijo Gual, the Cuban Ambassador to the United Nations, will discuss “Vanishing Borders and Human Rights” at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus on Wednesday, December 1, 2004.

Before Ambassador Requeijo Gual was appointed to his current post in 2004, he served as his mission's Deputy Permanent Representative. From 1998-2001, he was Director, Middle East and North African Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and served as Presidential Special Envoy in 2000 in eight states of the Persian Gulf and the Arabic Peninsula. He was Cuba's ambassador to Qatar from 1994 to 1998.

Mr. Requeijo Gual began his career in the Foreign Service in 1981 as an internal officer at the Cuban Embassy in Damascus, Syria. Since then, he has worked in a range of capacities in the Middle East and North Africa Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and was that Division’s Deputy Director from 1993 until 1994.

Ambassador. Requeijo Gual graduated in International Relations from the Higher Institute on International Relations “Raul Roa Carcia”, Havana, and studied at the Institute for the Learning of Arabic Language for Foreigners in Damascus, Syria.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is part of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s UN Pathways Lecture Series co-sponsored by the Ambassador’s Club at the United Nations, with additional co-sponsorship by The Record and Herald News. The lecture begins at 6:30 p.m in the Muscarelle Center, Room 105, on Fairleigh Dickinson’s Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck, NJ.

For further information, call 201-692-7362.

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