December 18, 2016

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Appointment of ambassador agreed on

The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has agreed to the appointment of  Mr. Olivier Richard as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the France Republic to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, with residence in Yangon. Mr. Olivier Richard was born on 13 March 1963. He holds a Master’s Degree in Chinese, a Bachelor’s Degree in French Modern Literature and a Certificate from Cambridge University. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the France Republic in 1989 working in the African Department of the Ministry. From 1990 to 1993, he served as Third Secretary, Second Secretary and First Secretary respectively in the French Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan; from 1993 to 1996, he served as First Secretary in the French Embassy in Beijing, China; from 1996 to 1999, he was the Deputy Director of the French Institute in Taipei, Taiwan; from 1999 to 2002, he headed the Asia and Oceania Desk at the Division of Cooperation and Development in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; from 2002 to 2004, he served as Director of the French Development Agency (AFD) in Niamey, Niger; and from 2004 to 2007, as Director of the French Development Agency (AFD) in Beijing, China; and from 2007 to 2009, he was the Head of Division at the Department of Cooperation and Development in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 2010 to 2011, he served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the France Republic to Zambia, with residence in Lusaka. Since November 2011, he has been serving as Director of the French Institute in Taipei, Taiwan.

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