NATO Appoints Lebanese Farah Dakhlallah As Spokesperson

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NATO appoints Lebanese Farah Dakhlallah as spokesperson

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has appointed Farah Dakhlallah, a Lebanese and British citizen, as NATO spokesperson. Farah will take up her responsibilities in March 2024.

Stoltenberg expressed his excitement about Farah being the next NATO spokesperson

Stoltenberg expressed his excitement about Farah Dakhlallah being the next NATO spokesperson. He emphasized that in today’s increasingly risky world, effective and timely communication, along with media engagement, hold even greater significance.

Farah highlights NATO’s significant role in safeguarding freedom and democracy

Farah expressed her gratitude for being chosen as the NATO Spokesperson, responsible for leading the press and media for the Alliance during this crucial period. She highlighted NATO’s significant role in safeguarding the freedom and democracy of over 1 billion individuals, ultimately working towards a more peaceful global community.

Who is Farah Dakhlallah?

Farah was most recently Director of Media Relations for the Middle East and Africa at AstraZeneca. She was previously Head of Communications at the World Health Organization between 2017 and 2021. Prior to that, she was the Arabic-language spokesperson for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office between 2014 and 2016.

She holds an MA in International Relations from Cambridge University and an MA in Media and Communications from the London School of Economics. She previously studied audiovisual arts at Saint Joseph University in Beirut.

Farah joins NATO with wide-ranging experience from both the public and private sectors, including the United Nations, the UK government, and AstraZeneca, as well as several media organizations.

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