Arab Times

New French am­bas­sador to ar­rive Wed

Le­gen­dre known for her live­li­ness and ac­tivism

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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.

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