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    UNIS/BIO/1152
    28 June 2017

    New Permanent Representative of Burkina Fasopresents credentials

    (Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

    VIENNA, 28 June (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of Burkina Faso to the United Nations (Vienna), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Dieudonné Kere, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov.

    During his career Mr. Kere has served in various capacities, among them:

    Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative to the European Union, Deputy Head of Mission to the European Atomic Energy Community, Chargé d'Affaires a.i. in Brussels (2015-2016); Minister Counsellor at the Embassy in Brussels and Chargé d' Affaires a.i. since 2015 (2014-2015); Director of International Cooperation at the National Assembly (2006-2013); Administrative Secretary for the African region of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Francophonie (PAF) (2009-2013); Administrative Secretary of the National Inter-parliamentary Group of Burkina Faso to the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU) (2006-2013); Administrative Secretary of the Burkinabe Section of the PAF (2006-2013); Chargé d' Affaires a.i., Embassy in Brussels (2000-2001); Second Counsellor, Embassy in Brussels (1999-2005); Head of Department Europe, America, Oceania, Foreign Affairs Ministry (1996-1999); First Secretary, Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark (1990-1994).

    He holds Master degrees from the University of Grenoble - Pierre Mendès, France and the Catholic University of Mons, Belgium, as well as a Diploma from the European Institute of Public Affairs and Lobbying, Belgium and a Postgraduate Diploma from the National School of Administration and Magistracy, Burkina Faso.

    Mr. Kere speaks Mooré, French and English.

    Mr. Kere is married and has four children.

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