Monday, 27 March 2023, Warsaw, Republic of Poland: The President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda welcomed for a ceremony of accreditation the non-resident Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Dr. Yousef Radwan Ali Bataineh, who is resident in Berlin, Germany and accredited there since 18 July 2022. The ceremony wherein Ambassador Yousef Bataineh handed in his letters of credence and the ones of recall of his predecessor took place at Belweder Palace.
Dr. Bataineh had been serving in the capacity as the Secretary-General, Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates from October 2020 through June 2022. Before that he was Head of Mission of Jordan to the European Union, NATO as well as Belgium, Luxembourg and Norway (2015-2017) between 2015 and up to October 2020.
Yousef Bataineh began his diplomatic career back in 1991 as a Diplomatic Attaché at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Amman. Since then, Dr. Bataineh has held a number of posts abroad; for instance, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Jordanian embassies in The Netherlands, Germany and Greece. Whilst serving in headquarters, Dr. Bataineh held various positions, serving as Chief of Cabinet of the Minister; Director for European Affairs, the EU, UfM & NATO; as well as Head of the Disarmament Desk.
Dr. Bataineh holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Language & Literature, a Master’s Degree in Political Translation & Linguistics, and a Ph.D. in Political Science. He has been awarded the Grand Cordon of the Order of Independence. Ambassador Bataineh speaks his native Arabic in addition to the English and German languages.
Based in Berlin, Germany Dr. Bataineh is also accredited to the Republic of Poland and the Republic of Finland. In the latter country he presented credentials to President Sauli Niinistö on Wednesday, 15 February 2022.
For further information
Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Germany (also responsible for Poland, Finland): https://mfa.gov.jo/ar/embassy/Berlin
Polish Presidency: https://www.prezydent.pl/aktualnosci/listy-uwierzytelniajace/listy-uwierzytelniajace-od-nowych-ambasadorow-w-polsce,66241