By HE Amb Masahiko Horie
Ambassador for Global Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
Date: 23 February 2012
Venue: ISIS Conference Room
Amb. Horie entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1973. He is former Japanese Ambassador to the State of Qatar (2004-2007) and Malaysia (2007-2011). He was Director of the Second International Organizations Division (OECD), Technical Cooperation Division (JICA), Aid Policy Division (ODA) in Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He also served as Director General for International Affairs in Defense Agency. His overseas posts include Counsellor of Embassy of Japan in Denmark, Minister of Embassy of Japan in Kenya and Minister of Embassy of Japan in France. His present post is Ambassador for Global Environmental Affairs, in charge of various environmental issues including climate change negotiations and participated in COP17/CMP7 at Durban.