France’s new ambassador submits credentials to Zarif

April 14, 2019 - 22:39

TEHRAN – The new French Ambassador to Tehran, Philippe Thiébaud, in a meeting on Sunday submitted a copy of his credentials to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Mehr reported.

Thiebaud was French ambassador to the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

He was also France’s ambassador to Pakistan from 2011 to 2014 and to South Korea from 2005 to 2009.

His predecessor, François Semenaud, left Tehran in July 2018.

The French Foreign Ministry announced last month that Thiebaud will be the country’s new ambassador to Tehran.

Shortly after the appointment, Iran named Bahram Qassemi, the Foreign Ministry spokesman, as its new ambassador to Paris.


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