H.E. Zainul Abidin Rasheed

Rasheed is Singapore’s Ambassador to Kuwait and the Special Envoy of the Minister for Foreign Affairs to the Middle East. In 2017, he was appointed to the Board of Trustees at the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. He previously served as Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs for Singapore and mayor of the city-state’s North Eastern district. Rasheed’s activities focus on Singapore’s diplomatic relations with the Muslim world and sharing Singapore’s expertise in inter-cultural and inter-religious relations with nations that have substantial Muslim populations. Rasheed is widely known domestically, having held numerous positions of leadership throughout his career in journalism, organized labour, and representation of Singapore’s large Muslim community.

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