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Permanent Representative of Mali Presents Credentials
(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
Sékou Kassé, the new Permanent Representative of Mali to the United Nations, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.
Before his latest appointment, Mr. Kassé was the Director of the Department of International Organizations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2011. In 2010, he was an Inspector in the Ministry’s Diplomatic and Consular Inspection Services.
Between 2002 and 2009, Mr. Kassé was First Counsellor and Chargé d’affaires at Mali’s Embassy in Switzerland, accredited simultaneously and with the same rank, to the United Nations in Geneva and in Vienna. He had an earlier posting to New York, from 2000 to 2001.
From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Kassé was the Head of Mission (Political and Diplomatic Affairs) to the Foreign Minister. Between 1991 and 1997, he was First Counsellor and Chargé d’affaires in Algeria, with simultaneous accreditation to Tunisia, Mauritania and Cyprus.
Born in Youwarou, Mali, on 7 August 1954, Mr. Kassé is married and has six children.
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