H.E. Mr. Hadi Farajvand, the newly appointed Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Netherlands, brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his role. Born on November 1, 1964, in Bijar, Kurdistan Province, Mr. Farajvand has spent his career dedicated to the service of his country. He presented his credentials to the King of the Netherlands on October 25.
Hadi Farajvand’s journey into the realm of diplomacy began with a strong educational foundation. In 2001, he earned his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Political Science from Imam Sadeq University, showcasing his dedication to the study of political affairs.
Farajvand’s professional journey in international affairs commenced in 1998 when he served as an Expert/Specialist for International Affairs in the Embassy of Iran in The Hague. His role there marked the beginning of a distinguished career in diplomatic service.
From 2002 to 2007, Hadi Farajvand took on the position of Deputy Director of the National Authority for Disarmament Treaties within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
His diplomatic experience continued to evolve as he took on the role of Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Poland from 2007 to 2009. During this tenure, he played a pivotal role in enhancing diplomatic relations between Iran and Poland.
Following this, in 2009-2010, Ambassador Farajvand assumed the role of Senior Expert/Specialist for political affairs in the Office of the Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
From 2010 to 2015, he served as the Director of the National Authority for Disarmament Treaties within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, further solidifying his commitment to disarmament and global security.
Ambassador Farajvand’s career also ventured beyond Europe as he undertook the role of Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Kenya from 2015 to 2019. This experience provided him with invaluable insights into the complex dynamics of African diplomacy.
In recognition of his expertise, Ambassador Farajvand was appointed as the Director of the Bureau for United Nations Security Council and Peacekeeping in 2020-2021.
In 2021-2023, he served as the Director of the Bureau for Security Council and International Cooperation in Countering Terrorism, demonstrating his comprehensive understanding of contemporary global challenges. He is proficient in both English and Arabic.
Today, Hadi Farajvand holds the position of Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Netherlands, representing his country in an important European diplomatic hub. With his vast experience, linguistic abilities, and commitment to global affairs, Ambassador Farajvand is well-prepared to navigate the intricate landscape of international diplomacy and to strengthen the ties between Iran and the Netherlands.
As Iran’s new ambassador, H.E. Hadi Farajvand’s life journey and extensive experience reflect his dedication to the service of his country. His appointment to the Netherlands is an opportunity for both nations to foster meaningful relations and work together towards common goals on the world stage.