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Mansur Rashid Kikhia

Lawyer , diplomatist

Mansur KIKHIA, Libyan lawyer and diplomatist. Perm. Mission to United Nations 1967-1969; dels, to United Nations General Assembly 1961, 1966-1970, Chair, of delegation 1970, 1972, 1975.

Background

Kikhia, Mansur Rashid was born on December 1, 1931 in Benghazi.

Education

Student, Cario University. Student, University Paris.

Career

Joined Diplomatic Service, Libya, 1957. Assistant nationality and consular affairs section Ministry Foreign Affairs, Government of Libya, 1957, head treaties and international conferences section, 1958-1960, 62-65, 2d secretary for consular and cultural affairs Paris, 1960-1962, chargé d'affaires, 1962, Algiers, Algeria, 1963, consul-general Geneva, 1965-1967, member permanent mission to United Nations, 1967-1969. Under-secretary Ministry of Unity and Foreign Affairs, Government of Libya, 1969-1972, permanent representative to United Nations, 1972, 75-81, minister of foreign affairs, 1972-1973.

Private practice Tripoli, Libya, 1973-1975. Chair Libya delegate to United Nations General Assembly, 1970, 72, 75, 76. Vice-chair delegate, 1977-1978.

Republican Libyan delegate to United Nations Security Council, 1976, 77. President Security Council, 1976, 77. Chair Libyan delegate 3d United Nations Conference Law of the Sea, 1977, 78.

Member ad hoc committee on drafting of international convention against taking of hostages, 1977. Chair sanctions committee United Nations Security Council, 1977. Chair Libyan delegate to preparatory committee for special session devoted to disarmament, 1977-1978.

Membership

Perm. Mission to United Nations 1967-1969. Dels, to United Nations General Assembly 1961, 1966-1970, Chair, of delegation 1970, 1972, 1975.