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Dr. Farid Abboud is presently the Ambassador of Lebanon to Tunisia. Prior to that, he was the Ambassador of Lebanon to the U.S. from March 1999 until July 2007.

From 1973 to 1977, Ambassador Abboud was assistant professor of political science at the University of St. Joseph in Beirut. In 1974, Ambassador Abboud began his diplomatic career in the the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beirut. From 1977 to 1990, he served in the embassies of Washington, D.C., Moscow, London, Rome and Tunisia. From 1990 to 1995, he was the Consul General in Los Angeles. Starting in 1995, he became the assistant director-general of the Department of Political Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He was also the Delegate of Lebanon to the Monitoring Group of the April 1996 Understanding in Southern Lebanon. Ambassador Abboud has also served as a member of the Delegation of Lebanon to several international conferences. Among these are the U.N. General Assembly Sessions of 1997, 1998 and 1999, and the Non-Aligned Summit Meetings of 1996 and 1998. Ambassador Abboud is holder of a Diploma of Higher Studies in Political Sciences from the University of St. Joseph in Beirut as well as a Ph.D. in history from the University of California in Los Angeles.

He is married to Rim Hilal with one son.