Ambassador Antoine Chedid arrived to the United States to take up his duties as head of the Lebanese Embassy in July 2007, following his service as head of the Bureau of International Organizations, Conferences and Cultural Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beirut from November 2001 until June 2007.
Prior to that, he was Ambassador of Lebanon to Greece from 1998 to 2000, Consul General in New York and the eastern United States between 1991 and 1998, as well as in Los Angeles and California from 1984 and 1986. As a senior career diplomat, Ambassador Chedid was member of the Lebanese delegations to 12 general assemblies of the United Nations in New York. He also served as presidential adviser for American affairs between 1989 and 1991, and as head of the America Desk Office in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ambassador Chedid entered the Foreign Service in 1978 and was posted overseas in the United States and Greece.
As a young diplomat, he held the positions of assistant to the secretary-general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, consul, press attaché and political officer at the Lebanese Embassy in Washington between 1979 and 1984.
Ambassador Chedid is a law graduate from the French University of Saint Joseph’s School of Law.
He is married to Nicole Saba and has three children: Georges (18), Rhea (16) and Anthony (13).
He speaks fluent Arabic, French and English.
Embassy of Lebanon
2560 28th St., NW
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: (202) 939-6320
Fax: (202) 939-6324