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Afif Safieh is a Palestinian diplomat. He is currently the representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization to the United States, after serving fifteen years as Palestine’s representative to the United Kingdom. He served as deputy director of the Palestine Liberation Organization Observer Mission to the United Nations Office at Geneva. He also worked as a staff member in Yasser Arafat’s office in Beirut, in charge of European Affairs and UN institutions.
Safieh was a researcher at the Centre for European Studies in the Catholic University of Louvain. He served as PLO representative to the Netherlands, and was involved in the 1988 Stockholm negotiations that led to the first official and direct American-Palestinian dialogue.
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