Abdoulaye Diop

Abdoulaye Diop (born 1965) is a Malian diplomat who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mali from 2014 to 2017. Previously he was Mali's Ambassador to the United States, appointed to that position in 2003.

Abdoulaye Diop
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Abdoulaye Diop in 2015
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
PresidentAssimi Goita
Preceded byZahabi Ould Sidi Mohamed
Personal details
Born (1965-09-17) September 17, 1965 (age 56)
Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
Nationality Mali
ProfessionMinister of foreign affairs


Diop received a Master of Arts in International Relations from the International Institute of Public Administration in Paris, France, a Master of Arts in Diplomacy and Management of International Organizations from the Paris-Sud 11 University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Diplomacy from the National School of Administration of Algeria.[1]

Diop was an adviser to Malian presidents Alpha Oumar Konaré and Amadou Toumani Touré. In 2000 and 2001, Diop oversaw Mali's participation in the United Nations Security Council and served on the steering committee of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD).[2] He was appointed as Mali's Ambassador to the United States on September 8, 2003.[2][3][4]

He was appointed to the government as Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and International Cooperation on 11 April 2014.[5]

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  1. ^ "Resource Persons". The World Bank. Archived from the original on 2008-04-23. Retrieved 2008-05-30.
  2. ^ a b "Mali - His Excellency Abdoulaye Diop". The Washington Diplomat. Archived from the original on 2006-11-28. Retrieved 2008-05-30.
  3. ^ "U.S. Signs Open Skies Aviation Agreement with Mali". United States Department of State. 2005-10-17. Retrieved 2008-05-30.
  4. ^ "Qui est Abdoulaye Diop, le ministre des Affaires étrangères" (in French). Malijet. 9 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Remaniement au Mali: de nouveaux entrants, mais pas de bouleversement", Radio France Internationale, 12 April 2014 (in French).

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