2. Previous Functions:
UNCTAD Divisions of Technology, Trade and Investment as Director, Special Assistant to the Director, Chief Legal Policy Section, Chief Arrangements section of investment and intellectual property program and development. (1980)
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations and the World Trade Organization in Geneva (2004)
Director-General of the European Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul. (2009)
Ambassador to France (20110700-2015 )
After obtaining his Bachelor of Lycée Esteqlal (Lycée Franco-Afghan) in Kabul, Dr. Assad Omer Omar was admitted to the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, Kabul University. He continued his graduate studies at the Faculty of Law, University of Freiburg, Institute of International Studies (HEI) and the Faculty of Law, University of Geneva where he obtained the degree of Doctor of Laws. He was a research fellow from 1978 to 1979.
Dr. Omer has taught at several European universities, is the author of several articles and books on issues related to economic development and integration of developing countries into the global economy.
Dr. Omer speaks Dari, Pashto, French and English
He received the honor of the French Republic: Officer of the Order of Merit.