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Naser M. Y. Al Belooshi's Bio
In June 2008, Dr. Naser M. Y. Al Belooshi completed his service as Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United States and is now serving as Ambassador to France.

Dr. Al Belooshi came to Washington in 2003, on behalf of the King of Bahrain, as an Economic Representative with the vision of facilitating the first-ever Free Trade Agreement between the United States and a Gulf Cooperation Council nation. In 2005, Dr. Al Belooshi was appointed as his nation’s Ambassador to the US.

During his tenure, he saw the negation, passage, and entry-into-force of that Free Trade Agreement. He also initiated the creation of the U.S.-Bahrain Business Council, and saw the signing in 2008 of a Memorandum of Understanding on Nuclear Cooperation between Bahrain and the US.

Born in Bahrain on October 4, 1953, Ambassador Al Belooshi received his Ph.D. in Economics with honors and Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Paris, in addition to a diploma in Economic Planning from the International Institute of Public Administration (IIAP), Paris, France.

His career has included positions as Executive Director, Management Services, at the Bahrain Monetary Agency (the Central Bank of the Kingdom of Bahrain), from 1992 until his current appointment. From 1995 -2001, he also served as an Executive Director of the Arab Monetary Fund, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. From 1987-1992, he served as Director of Economic Research at the Bahrain Center for Studies and Research.

Ambassador Al Belooshi also served as Director of Research and External Examiner for Master Degree students in economics and lectured at various universities and colleges including the University of Maryland, European Division. He has also written various articles and research work related to economic development.

His distinguished awards include: the Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al-Khalifa Medal from His Majesty - The King Sheikh Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa, the King of Bahrain; the Officier de La Legion D'Honneur Medal from Mr. Jacques Chirac, the President of the Republic of France.

Recently Dr. Belooshi was a speaker at the Sixth Annual Monterey Congressional Forum on Trade Policy in Monterey, California and provided a testimony before the International Trade Commission (ITC) in Washington DC.

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