French Ambassador Aurélien Lechevallier on the French Presidency of the European Union and its relationship with Africa
Aurélien Lechevallier has been the Ambassador of France to the Republic of South Africa since September 2019. He has more than 17 years of diplomatic experience after he started his career in 2004 at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris.
Lechevallier then moved to Washington and became First Secretary at the Embassy of France in the United States of America. Between 2010 and 2013, Lechevallier led the French Institute of Beyrouth in Lebanon and held the position of Counsellor for Cultural Action and Cooperation at the French Embassy.
Back in France, he worked as Diplomatic Counsellor to the City of Paris before taking up the role of Deputy Diplomatic Counsellor to the French President Emmanuel Macron. Aurélien Lechevallier graduated from HEC business school, Institute of political sciences (Institut d’études politiques) and National School of Administration (Ecole nationale d’administration).
His Excellency Mr Aurélien Lechevallier will address the Cape Town Press Club on The French Presidency of the European Union: priorities and renewed relationship with Africa.
He will take questions.
Photo/s: French Embassy in Pretoria
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