New French ambassador to arrive Wed
Legendre known for her liveliness and activism
KUWAIT CITY, Sept 12: The new French Ambassador to Kuwait AnneClaire Legendre is expected to arrive in Kuwait on Wednesday, September 16 to succeed her predecessor Marie Masdupuy, reports Al-Anba daily.
The new a mbassador is 41 years old and is considered to be among the young generation of diplomats on whom the French Foreign Ministry relies to strengthen relations with friendly countries.
Anne-Claire Legendre is known for her liveliness and activism, and she was the first woman to hold the position of Consul General of France to the United States since 2016.
She has important and distinguished skills, particularly her skill in the Arabic language. She graduated from the Paris Institute for Political Studies, the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations, and the New Sorbonne University.
Ambassador Legendre served her country in Yemen between 2005 and 2006. In 2007, she joined the French Directorate overseas at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and contributed to the development of consular cooperation among the member states of the
European Union from 2008 to 2010. She was responsible for building bilateral relations with Algeria, within the North Africa, and Middle East Directorate. From 2010 to 2013, she was assigned to the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations under the supervision of France’s for
mer ambassador to the United States Gerard Araud.
In 2013, Anne-Claire Legendre worked in the Office of Secretary of State and International Development Laurent Fabius for three years as an advisor to the Minister of North Africa and the Middle East.