Everything You Need To Know About The New French Ambassador To Lebanon

The New French Ambassador To Lebanon Just Landed In Beirut
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The new French Ambassador to , Anne Grillo, arrived in late on Wednesday and made her first statement from in a tweet.

“Very happy to have arrived in and to take over as the head of the @AmbaFranceLiban (French Embassy in ) to continue ’s unfailing commitment alongside and the Lebanese,” Grillo said.

Grillo landed in in preparation to submit her credentials to President before she replaces Bruno Foucher, who served as ’s Ambassador to from 2017 until 2020.

The French diplomat, who was previously her country’s ambassador to Mexico, was recently named by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs as the new ambassador to .

She boasts 20 years of diplomatic experience and holds a degree in political science. She has also been awarded ’s Legion of Honor as well as the National Order of Merit.

Born in Marseille, , Grillo has worked in various official positions in her home country, in addition to diplomatic ones in , Morocco, Spain, and, most recently, Mexico.

Her diplomatic mission to coincides with a number of French ambassador replacements in the region, including in the UAE and .

Responding to her tweet about , caretaker Minister of Foreign Affairs Charbel Wehbe wished Grillo success in her duties as the head of the French Embassy in .


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