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Chancery

Chancery

 
Ambassador
Philippe ETIENNE

Deputy Chief of Mission
Aurélie BONAL

First Counselor, European Union
Benjamin ROEHRIG

Chief of Staff, protocol
Laetitia BILGORAI

Political counselor, Africa and America
Jean-Sébastien CONTY

Political counselor, North Africa, Middle East and Turkey
Raphaël JUSTINE

Political counselor, global Challenges
Frédéric CHOLE

Political counselor, Strategic Affairs
Quentin LOPINOT

Political counselor, Continental Europe and Asia
Adèle JEANROY-BROZ

Political counselor, Domestic Policy
Hugo VERGES
Address
4101 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, D.C. – 20007

Telephone
(202) 944-6000
Fax
(202) 944-6166

The traditional term “Chancery” refers to the small team of diplomats who serve as the Ambassador’s closest collaborators inside the Political Section.

The Deputy Chief of Mission assists and stands in for the Ambassador in the exercise of his duties, with the aid of the First Counselor. When the Ambassador is absent, he acts on his behalf as the “Chargé d’Affaires.”

Each of the Chancery’s counselors deals with a particular category of issues connected with the conduct of French foreign policy. They prepare papers for the Ambassador, inform Paris of developments taking place in their respective spheres, emphasize France’s positions, and work with American authorities to promote common French-American objectives on the international scene. They carry out their mission largely thanks to close cooperation with other Embassy Departments.

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