United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates   Member since:1973
Subregional Office for the Gulf Cooperation Council States and Yemen
FAO Representation
Building 4C/4 (3rd floor)
Street nr. 6
(Air Port road
beside Carrefour)
Mailing Address:
P.O Box 62072 Abu Dhabi

Office Languages:
Arabic, English
Working hours:
Sunday - Thursday 07:30-14:30
Office Holidays:

1 January
4 January
5 April
19 July
20 July
24 September
27 September
15 October
2 December
24 December

Subregional Coordinator


Appointment date:

Mr. Drissi, a national of France/Morocco, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Foreign Languages and Humanities from the University Michel de Montaigne, Bordeaux, France; a National Certificate as Professor of Arabic Language and Culture; a Master of Arts degree in Humanities from the University Michel de Montaigne, Bordeaux, France; and a Master of Advanced Studies in Science of Teaching Languages and Culture from the University of Paris III La Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France. Starting at the French Embassy in Washington D.C., Mehdi Drissi rose to senior positions in the cultural and cooperation branch of the French Overseas Development Service – part of the French Diplomatic Service – holding posts in the United States, Italy, Brazil, Kenya and at the French Foreign Service Headquarters, where he conducted multiple missions in the field. He joined FAO in 2008 as Chief of the FAO Information Office in Paris, France. From 2012 to date, he served as Chief of the Media Relations Branch, Office of Corporate Communications, FAO, Rome, Italy. Mr. Drissi succeeds Mr. Al-Assiri as Sub-regional Coordinator for the Gulf Cooperation Countries and Yemen, and FAO Representative in the United Arab Emirates

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