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June 06, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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Former diplomat Ravindran Robin Nair has been named Fiji’s first resident Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates.

Nair, a legal adviser, scholar and philanthropist, whose appointment was formally announced by Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama today, will be based in Abu Dhabi.

He first entered the Fiji civil service as a lawyer at the Crown Law Office.

He has been a Government delegate to many bilateral negotiations, international meetings and conferences and went on to work for several international and regional organisations.

As a diplomat, Nair served at Fiji’s Mission in New York and also worked as an Australian diplomat, serving as deputy head of mission in Turkey and Argentina.

Whilst in the Australian Foreign Service, he also worked in Canberra at the trade policy section of the Office of Trade Negotiations.

He also served as state director, Tasmania office of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

He developed a diplomacy skills training course for public servants and ran post-graduate international relations programs at the University of Fiji.

Nair is also a co-founder of the Foundation for the Education of Needy Children of Fiji (Fenc Fiji) which supports about 1000 poor children.

 He also served on the three-member Independent Monitoring Group (IMG) set up to monitor the work of the National Council for Building a Better Fiji (NCBBF) process for transparency, integrity and its success in public consultations.

 Nair is married to Adela Nair and they have a daughter.

By Ropate Valemei
 

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