Autumn 2004 (12.3)
New Faces / New Places
Roland Blatmann is the new French Ambassador
to Azerbaijan, replacing Ms. Chantal Poiret. Blatmann presented
his credentials to President Ilham Aliyev on July 12, 2004. A
career diplomat, he has served in France's Ministry of Foreign
Affairs (1983-1984), the Cabinet of the Prime Minister (1984-1986)
and as a Chief of the Department on Decentralized and Non-Governmental
He has foreign diplomatic experience in various countries including
Spain, Russia (Moscow and St. Petersburg), Ukraine, Morocco,
Italy and Greece.
Blatmann has been honored with Chevalier de l'Ordre national
du Mérite (1988) and Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
(1999). This is his first assignment as an Ambassador.
Contact: French Embassy, 7 Rasul Reza Street, Baku. Tel: (994-12)
493-1286 or 493-7080; Fax: 498-9253; www.ambafranbakou.com
From Azerbaijan International (12.3) Autumn 2004.
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