Afif Safieh

Born in Jerusalem in 1950, Afif Safieh is the roving Ambassador for Special Missions for the PLO and the Fatah Deputy Commissioner for International Relations. He served as Head of Mission in London, Washington and Moscow, as well as in the Holy See and The Netherlands. During his service in The Netherlands from 1987 to 1990, he was involved in the 1988 Stockholm negotiations that led to the first official and direct American-Palestinian dialogue. Author location: Chiswick, London, UK