Amb. Salim Mohamed Salim is a long serving career diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya. Amb.Salim is the current Director General, Multilateral and International Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya. As Director-General he oversees nine directorates in the multilateral domaine. He was previously the Director, UN & Multilateral, Directorate. In his career he has served in different capacities and different missions including, the post of the Head of Mission and Charge d’Affaires at the Kenya Embassy, Moscow, from August 2017 to August 2018. In (2014) he joined the African Union where, he served as the Deputy Head of the African Union Peacekeeping Mission in the Central African Republic (MISCA). In 2015, he served as the Director, Middle East Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nairobi.
He has worked in various Directorates at the Ministry Hqs including in Protocol, Africa & AU, Europe & Commonwealth, UN & Multilateral and Middle East directorates. He has been the Chef de Cabinet for the Principal Secretary.
He has also served in Kenya Embassy in Saudi Arabia-(1996-99), Kenya Embassy in France-(2001-2005) and Kenya Mission to UN, New York-(2008-2012).
Amb. Salim has an MA in International Studies from the University of Nairobi. He holds a BA in Political Science & Literature from University of Nairobi. He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomacy from the University of Yaoundé, Cameroun and a Diploma in Multilateral Diplomacy from the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales , Geneva(2000-2001). He is also a graduate of the National Defence College (NDC) of Kenya (2016-2017). Amb. Salim is a fluent Kiswahili, English and French speaker and holds a Diplome de Langue Francaise-Paris (1993) and Advanced French Language diploma from the Kenya Institute of Administration (1992)
Amb.Salim has for many years been part of the Kenya negotiating team on Disarmament agenda, including negotiations on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), the Cluster Munitions Convention, the Ottawa Convention on landmines and the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT). In 2012 he was elected and served as a Vice Chair of the First Committee (Disarmament) of the 67 UN General Assembly. He has also attended several courses and training in Peacekeeping, Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution.
Most recently Amb.Salim was instrumental in soliciting bilateral support to Kenya’s bid for the Non-Permanent Seat at the UN Security Council for the period 2021-2022 , which included coordinating reciprocal arrangements for mutual support between candidates of several members of the UN and Kenya’s candidature