Ambassador Farid Abboud is presently the Ambassador of Lebanon to Tunisia.
Prior to that, he was the Ambassador of Lebanon to the U.S. from March 1999 till July 2007.
From 1973 to 1977, Ambassador Abboud was assistant
professor of political science at the University of
St. Joseph in Beirut. In 1974, Ambassador Abboud
began his diplomatic career in the the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beirut. From 1977 to
1990, he served in the embassies of Washington,
D.C., Moscow, London, Rome and Tunisia. From 1990 to 1995, he
was the Consul General in Los Angeles. Starting in
1995, he became the assistant director-general of
the Department of Political Affairs in the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs. He was also the Delegate of
Lebanon to the Monitoring Group of the April 1996
Understanding in Southern Lebanon. Ambassador Abboud
has also served as a member of the Delegation of
Lebanon to several international conferences. Among
these are the U.N. General Assembly Sessions of
1997, 1998 and 1999, and the Non-Aligned Summit
Meetings of 1996 and 1998. Ambassador Abboud is holder of a Diploma of Higher Studies in Political Sciences
from the University of St. Joseph in Beirut as well
as a Ph.D. in history from the University of
California in Los Angeles.
He is married to Rim Hilal with one son.