Ambassador Hamid Reza Bayat presented his credentials to President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca at The Palace, in Valletta.
During the ceremony, the President of Malta and the Ambassador discussed bilateral relations.
Hamid Reza Bayat was born on October 20, 1961 in Tehran. After graduating from the Institute of International Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he joined the ministry and began his career at the Office I of the Department of the Middle East and North Africa.
After two years he was seconded to Damascus as the third secretary of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and served as head of the political section at the Embassy for five years (from 1990 to 1995).
After returning from his mission in Syria, he was first deputy head for six years from 1995 to 2001 and later appointed head of the Middle East and North Africa department.
After being appointed Ambassador of Iran to Sudan, he served for four years at the Iranian Embassy in Khartoum from 2001 to 2005.
After returning from his mission in Sudan, he served as assistant to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Arab and African countries (2005-2007). In 2009, he was appointed Director General of the Middle East and North Africa and served for 3 years.
In 2011, Mr Bayat was appointed Ambassador of Iran to Denmark and served at the Iranian embassy in Copenhagen until 2014.
Upon returning from the mission in Denmark, he was Deputy Director General of Europe at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2014 to 2017.
Hamid Bayat was appointed Ambassador of Iran to Italy in September 2017 and he was also assigned the Embassy of Iran to the Republic of Malta.
He holds a degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Regional Studies.
Ambassador Bayat is married and has three children, one male and two females.