Bio: Farid Abboud

August 31, 2016
Current Ambassador to China Farid Abboud has accomplished much in his four-decade career in diplomatic service for his home nation of Lebanon. However, he also has other significant experience in political service, as well as in academia since his first position with Lebanon’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1974.

Currently, Mr. Abboud serves as the Lebanese Ambassador to China, where he has been since 2013. Before that, he spent six years as his country’s ambassador to Tunisia beginning in July 2007. That came after his record eight years as Lebanon’s ambassador between 1999 and 2007.

Throughout his long career, Farid Abboud has served Lebanon in many other ways, including time as the assistant director-general of the Department of Political Affairs in the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and extensive service at Lebanese embassies in Rome, Moscow and London. He also served as Lebanon's General Counsel in Los Angeles from 1990-1995.
Humbling beginning his career with an education at the University of Lyon in Lyon, France, Farid Abboud graduated in 1974 with a B.A. in philosophy. He then continued his education at the University of St. Joseph in Beirut, Lebanon, completing a B.A. in political science in 1974 and an MA. in political science in 1975. His well-rounded education was completed at the University of California, Los Angeles -- or UCLA -- in Los Angeles, California, with a PhD in history in 1995. - See more at:


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