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Chancery

Chancery

 
Ambassador
Gérard ARAUD

Deputy Chief of Mission
Nathalie BROADHURST

First Counselor
Patrick LACHAUSSÉE

Chief of Staff, protocol
Benjamin ROEHRIG

Africa, Latin America
Jean-Sébastien CONTY

Middle East, North Africa
Raphaël JUSTINE

Asia, Climate
Jérémie FORRAT-JAIME

NATO, Security and Strategic Affairs, Disarmament, Cyber-defense
Boris TOUCAT

EU, Human Rights, Death penalty, Central and Eastern Europe
Adrien FRIER

Human Rights, United Nations, American Domestic Policy
Paul ZAJAC
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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