List of ambassadors of France to South Korea

The list of ambassadors of France to South Korea began after diplomatic relations were established in 1886. The official title of this French diplomat is "Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the French Republic to the Republic of Korea" (ambassadrice extraordinaire et plénipotentiaire de la République française auprès de la République de Corée).[1]

French Ambassador to South Korea
Incumbent
Philippe Lefort
since 2019

Franco-Korean diplomatic relations were initially established during the French Third Republic of French history and during the Joseon period of Korean history.

List of heads of missionEdit

Ambassadors of the Third RepublicEdit

Ambassadors to South Korea (post Korean division)Edit

The updated list is available on the website of the French Embassy in Seoul.[3]

Ambassador Begins Ends Note
Roger Chambard 1959 1969 [4]
Frédéric Max 1969 1971
Pierre Landy 1971 1975
Rémi Teissier Du Cros 1975 1980
Bernard Follin 1980 1982
André Baeyens 1982 1985
Jean-Bernard Ouvrieu 1985 1987
Hubert Forquenot de La Fortelle 1987 1991
Bernard Prague 1991 1993
Dominique Perreau 1993 1997
Jean-Paul Réau 1997 2001
François Descoueyte 2001 2005 [5]
Philippe Thiebaud 2005 2009
Élisabeth Laurin 2009 2012 [1]
Jérôme Pasquier 2012 2015
Fabien Penone 2015 2019 [6]
Philippe Lefort 2019 present

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Journal officiel de la République française (JORF), n°0132 du 10 juin 2009 page texte n° 53
  2. ^ a b c Korean Mission to the Conference on the Limitation of Armament, Washington, D.C., 1921–1922. (1922). Korea's Appeal to the Conference on Limitation of Armament, p. 32., p. 32, at Google Books; excerpt, "Treaty and Diplomatic Relations Between Korea and France. Treaty of Friendship, Commerce, and Navigation dated June 4, 1886"; Kim, Chun-gil. (2005).The History of Korea, p. 107., p. 107, at Google Books
  3. ^ "Liste chronologique des Ambassadeurs et des représentants officiels de France en Corée" (in French). French Embassy in Seoul. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  4. ^ First diplomat with the title of Ambassador to South Korea
  5. ^ Europa World Year Book 2004, p. 2511., p. 2511, at Google Books
  6. ^ Décret du 30 juin 2015, JORF No. 151 du 2 juillet 2015, texte No. 42, NOR MAEA1511148D.

ReferencesEdit

  • Halleck, Henry Wager. (1861). International law: or, Rules regulating the intercourse of states in peace and war New York: D. Van Nostrand. OCLC 852699
  • Kim, Chun-gil. (2005). The History of Korea. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. ISBN 9780313332968; ISBN 9780313038532; OCLC 217866287
  • Korean Mission to the Conference on the Limitation of Armament, Washington, D.C., 1921–1922. (1922). Korea's Appeal to the Conference on Limitation of Armament. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office. OCLC 12923609