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Isabelle Dumont the new French Ambassador to Cyprus

Isabelle Dumont will succeed René Troccaz

Newsroom / CNA

Isabelle Dumont will succeed René Troccaz as the Ambassador of the Republic of France to Cyprus. The 44-year-old diplomat is currently serving as the French Ambassador in Ukraine.

Troccaz announced on Wednesday evening, during a reception held in Nicosia, on the occasion of the National Day of France, that his term-in-office to Cyprus is coming to an end after three and a half years. He will leave the island next month, while Dumont is expected to present her credentials to Cyprus President, Nicos Anastasiades, in September.

A decree for Dumont’s nomination as the new Ambassador of France to Cyprus, signed by the President of France, Emmanuel Marcon, the French Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, and the Ministrer of Foreign Affairs of France, Jean-Yves Le Drian, was published, on July 5, at the French Republic Official Journal.

According to her biographical note, Dumont served at the Foreign Ministry in Paris from 2003 until 2009. She then served for two years as the First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of France to the UN. From 2011 until 2013 she served as Counsellor at the French Embassy to Turkey. In 2013 she returned to the Foreign Ministry in Paris where she served as Deputy Director of the Department for Russia and Eastern Europe. She has been the French Ambassador in Kiev since September 2015.

Dumont speaks four foreign languages, English, Russian, Turkish and Spanish.

Foreign Minister of Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulides, and Ambassador, René Troccaz, have underlined, speaking during the reception for the French National Day in Nicosia, the strong relations and excellent cooperation between Cyprus and France in many areas, at the bilateral and multilateral level, and in the EU, with particular reference to their cooperation in the field of security and defence and in the Energy sector.

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